ConnDOT: Organization, Rules of Practice and Regulations

Organization, Rules of Practice and Regulations

 

DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION

Sec. 14-298-263. Description of organization

The State Traffic Commission, which derives its authority from Section 14-298 of the Connecticut General Statutes, is composed of the Commissioner of Transportation, Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and Commissioner of Public Safety and was established to provide for a uniform system of traffic control signal devices, signs and markings consistent with the provisions of Chapter 249 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

The Executive Director of the Commission has the responsibility of the operation of the State Traffic Commission office and related functions duly delegated to him by the Commission.

The State Traffic Commission office processes all traffic regulatory matters investigated by the Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Public Safety and the Legal Traffic Authorities of the municipalities. Reports and recommendations are submitted by the Department of Transportation - Bureau of Engineering and Construction - Division of Traffic Engineering to the State Traffic Commission for review at its regularly scheduled monthly meetings.

Sec. 14-298-264. Official address

All communications should be addressed to Executive Director, State Traffic Commission, P. O. Box 317546, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06131-7546.

Sec. 14-298-265. Public inspection

In addition to publication of the adoption, amendment or repeal of regulations pursuant to Public Act 854, Section 3, of the 1971 General Assembly, a compilation of all regulations, policy statements, final orders, decisions and opinions is available for public inspection at the State Traffic Commission office.

Sec. 14-298-266. Legal traffic authority

All formal requests for traffic studies of a regulatory nature should be made through the Legal Traffic Authority of each municipality. A copy of the list of legal traffic authorities is available from the commission's office.

 

RULES OF PRACTICE {back to top}

Sec. 14-298-267. Course and methods of operation: Rules of practice for procedures available; Blanket approval

(a) Traffic signal permits

Application forms for traffic signal permits are available from the State Traffic Commission office. Pursuant to Section 14-299 of the Connecticut General Statutes, permits for the installation of approved traffic control signal lights are issued to the traffic authority having jurisdiction.

(b) Speed limit certificates

Application forms for speed limit certificates are available from the State Traffic Commission. Pursuant to Section 14-218a of the Connecticut General Statutes, speed limit certificates are issued to the local municipalities for approved speed limits on town roads and speed limits are also established on any state highway, bridge or parkway built or maintained by the state.

(c) No Passing zones

No Passing zones on state highways are recommended by engineering study and pursuant to Section 14-234 of the Connecticut General Statutes approved by the Commission and indicated by appropriate signs and/or markings.

(d) Through truck routes

Pursuant to Section 14-298 of the Connecticut General Statutes the Commission makes regulations, in cooperation and agreement with local traffic authorities, respecting the use by through truck traffic of streets and highways within the limits of and under the jurisdiction of, any city, town or borough of the state for protection and safety of the public.

(e) Certificate for traffic generator

Upon proper application and subsequent investigation, certificates for traffic generators, as described in Section 14-312-1 of State Traffic Commission regulations, are issued upon approval pursuant to Section 14-311, 14-311a, and 14-311c of the Connecticut General Statutes.

(f) Miscellaneous permits

Pursuant to Section 14-298 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the following permits are issued: (1) to perform such tasks as are authorized in written permission on a state highway subject to such restrictions as are set forth by the commission as cited in Section 14-298-250 of the State Traffic Commission regulations. (2) for use of parkways by vehicles normally excluded therefrom as cited in Section 14-298-251 of the State Traffic Commission regulations. (3) for use of state highways for special events as authorized in written permission subject to such restrictions as set forth by the commission as cited in section 14-298-262 of the State Traffic Commission regulations.

(g) State-owned properties

Pursuant to Section 14-298 of the Connecticut General Statutes, regulations are adopted for the use of state highways and roads on state-owned properties.

(h) Assistance to towns

The State Traffic Commission, through the office of the Commission, aids and assists towns on all other traffic regulatory matters which come under its jurisdiction.

(i) The State Traffic Commission approves various traffic regulatory measures as defined by the federal Manual On Uniform Traffic Control Devices, except for those matters of a routine nature for which the commission has granted the Department of Transportation blanket approval to implement. The Commission shall retain on file a list of such items.

 

Sec. 14-298-268. Petition for requesting the promulgation, amendment or repeal of regulation

The State Traffic Commission will accept petitions requesting the promulgation, amendment or repeal of a regulation of said Commission in the following form:

(1) A petition must be in writing indicating the manner in which and the date on which it is being filed at the State Traffic Commission office.

(2) The petition shall be signed by the petitioner and shall include his address for purpose of reply.

(3) The petition shall clearly state the language to be promulgated, amended or repealed.

(4) The petition may include a statement of facts and arguments in support thereof.

When the requirements of the above have been complied with, the State Traffic Commission shall promptly rule on such petition.

Sec. 14-298-269. Petition for declaratory ruling

The State Traffic Commission will accept a petition for declaratory ruling as to the applicability of any statutory provision or of any regulation or order of the agency administered by the Commission in the following form:

(1) A petition stating the factual background of the issue must be in writing and include the date on which it is being filed in the State Traffic Commission office.

(2) The petition shall be signed by the petitioner and shall include his address for purpose of reply.

(3) The petition shall state clearly the question of applicability upon which it seeks a ruling.

(4) The petition shall state the position of the petitioner with respect to the question of applicability.

(5) The petition may include an argument in support of the position of the petitioner with such legal citation as may be appropriate.

 

Sec. 14-298-270 and 14-298-271. Reserved

Sec. 14-298-270(a). Through trucks exemption

Through trucks operating under a special permit issued pursuant to section 14-270 of the general statutes of Connecticut, as revised, shall be exempt from those no through truck restrictions as deemed necessary by the commissioner of transportation and as specified in the permit. {back to top}

 

Regulations

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