March 2016                       Issue 22
In This Issue
New England APWA Chapter - 2016 Spring Conference
Tips from Tony
Happy Spring from the T2 Center
Leadership Lessons Newsletters - Available on the T2 Center Website
Tips from Tony ~ Answer
New England APWA Chapter - 2016 Spring Conference


On April 13, 2016 the New England Chapter for the American Public Works Association (APWA) will be holding its Annual Spring Conference at the Marriot Hotel in Windsor, CT.

The conference includes several educational sessions, vendor exhibits and the opportunity to meet and share ideas with Public Works colleagues from all over New England.  


The educational session topics include:

  • Marshfield, MA Experience with Roundabouts
  • The Nexus between Public Works and Public Health
  • Managing Culverts and Bridges
  • Snow Plow Route Optimization

The luncheon keynote speaker, James E. Hanley P.E., of CDC, Inc., will be discussing the use of Drones in Public Works applications.


To learn more about the APWA's 2016 Spring Conference and to register click here.

Tips from Tony

What is wrong with this picture?
There is a mistake with the sign in this picture. Can you identify it? Look at the picture closely. Find the answer at the bottom of the newsletter.
If you have roadway safety questions please contact:
Anthony Lorenzetti P.E. - Safety Circuit Rider
860-486-5847 or [email protected] 
Happy Spring from the T2 Center


Spring is a time to celebrate warmer temperatures, flowers blooming and sunshine. It is also a great time to discuss safety related topics to help everyone stay safe while working on your spring and summer projects.
Our T2 Center "Tailgate Talks" are a great resource for your team meetings.
Each Tailgate Talk focuses on one on-the-job safety topic and is designed to be shared with your crew at the beginning of their day.
When employees are presented with safety material in small chunks, in a setting they are comfortable with, they are more likely to retain that information and put it into practice. This series covers real safety concerns that your crews face at work, such as operating vibrating equipment, how to be safe when using compressed air, and being alert of moving equipment.


Click here to download and share Tailgate Talks.

Leadership Lessons Newsletters - Available on the T2 Center Website


In February of 2015, the T2 Center announced the Transportation Leadership Program's (TLP) new electronic newsletter, Leadership Lessons.
The publication is sent monthly to current members of our TLP and our program alumni. This monthly publication is used to keep members in touch with the latest information on leadership skills and as a way to keep them connected to each other and the T2 Center. Leadership Lessons highlights hot topics, shares useful resources, and showcases the great work being done by our cohort members.
We received such great feedback on this publication that we wanted to make the archive of the issues available to the entire Public Works Community. Go to the T2 Centers Website, under Resources tab, and you will find all of the published Leadership Lessons. New issues will be posted each month.
Tips from Tony ~ Answer

This advanced warning sign is for a stop sign (MUTCD W3-1). The appropriate sign would be a signal ahead sign (MUTCD W3-3). See page 121 of MUTCD. 

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