December 2014                      Issue 8
In This Issue
Protecting Workers from Winter Cold
T2 Tech Brief: Sharing the Road
Thank You Mark Carlino!
Thank You T2 Advisory Committee!
You Could Win Big!
FHWA Introduces Every Day Counts 3
T2 Safety Brief: Using Portable Generators Safely

The elves at the T2 workshop are hard at work making next year's training schedule. Click here to check our main page as the schedule is updated!
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  Will YOU Be This Month's Winner?
The first person to take our Holiday quiz (featured below) and email us with the correct answers will win a free spot in a T2 Training of their choice and be featured here in next month's newsletter! 

Congratulations to last month's quiz winner!
Congratulations to Windsor Locks Public Works Director Scott Lappen for being the first to complete last month's quiz! Scott won a free spot in the training of his choice for someone in his town!
Protecting Workers from Winter Cold

Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures, freezing rain, sleet, snow and wind can lead to cold stress, hypothermia and even frostbite. Check out the follow resources, hang them in your garage, and share with your co-workers to make sure you and your crew are protected from the cold this winter:


New T2 Sharing the Road Tech Brief
When we look at roadway safety much of the concern is for vehicle safety. However in many cases a vehicle must share the road with pedestrians and cyclists, and many local roads do not have adequate width for separate travel areas for all users. Due to this safety concern, Connecticut has introduced the "Share the Road" campaign. Read our new Tech Brief Sharing the Road for Motorists, Pedestrians and Cyclists to learn about the "Three Feet" Passing Law, and get tips on how to share the road when you're traveling by car, foot and bicycle.
Thank You Mark Carlino for Your Service on our Advisory Committee!


Thank you to Mark Carlino, Director of Public Works for the Town of Manchester, for your many years of service on our T2 Advisory Committee! We will miss you on our T2 Advisory Committee but look forward to continuing good work with you on our Safety Circuit Rider Advisory Committee!

Thank You to Our T2 Advisory Committee!

Thank you to everyone on our Advisory Committee for your dedicated service and valuable input!
You Could WIN BIG!
Did you know that 40% of people who read this newsletter open our monthly quiz? The first person to submit the correct answers to our monthly quiz will win a free spot in the T2 Training of their choice for themselves or a person of their choosing. Click here to take this month's quiz on holiday trivia and click here to see the answers to last month's quiz on snow plow safety.
Make sure you email this month's quiz answers by Friday 1/2 to Nicole Creaturo at [email protected]!
FHWA Introduces Every Day Counts 3

The T2 Center, CT DOT, FHWA and CRCOG participated in the introduction of the new EDC (Every Day Counts) 3 Initiatives at the EDC Summit in Portland, Maine. Several of the initiatives, including Road Diets, Data Driven Safety Analysis and Smarter Work Zones have applicability for local transportation agencies so we will make sure to put together some technical briefings and articles to share with our CT Cities and Towns. In the meantime, visit the FHWA EDC 3 web page for more information on all the innovations.

Using Portable Generators Safely


With the winter months upon us, the possibility of power outages due to winter storms is increased. Portable generators are beneficial when the power is out, but they can be dangerous if not used properly. Read our T2 Safety Brief Using Portable Generators Safely to learn how to avoid potential hazards, and share with your team and residents. 

If you have any ideas or suggestions for future Connecticut Crossroads topics, please feel free to email the designer Nicole Creaturo at [email protected].