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Research Section


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Roadway Information Systems, Bureau of Policy and Planning, Connecticut Department of Transportation, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06131-7546
Telephone: (860) 594-2089; Fax: (860) 594-2866; E-mail:

{New} What's New  Spring/Summer 2017


    • The U.S. Department of Transportation unveiled the Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan for FY2017-2021. The Strategic Plan strongly emphasizes U.S. DOT efforts to promote the deployment and adoption of research results by integrating technology transfer throughout the Research and Development process.  It describes how the Department’s Technology Transfer Program and each Operating Administration’s Technology Deployment strategies address the FAST Act requirement to specify how research findings will be used to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and safety of transportation systems. Cross-modal research and collaborative initiatives in the areas such as alternative fuels, climate change, new emerging technologies etc. are also highlighted.

    • The Bureau of Policy and Planning’s Research Section is excited to introduce our first "CTDOT Research Bulletin.” The Bulletin will be published two times during the year as a quick way to disseminate information of the work being done in Research; and, as a reminder of what the Research Section can offer and encourage transportation research on all levels. Please enjoy the bulletin and feel free to provide feedback and ideas for future editions.

    • Take advantage of the AASHTO TC3 trainings made available by the Research Section!
      TC3 on-line training courses are available in the categories of construction, materials, maintenance, traffic and safety, pavement preservation and employee development. CTDOT personnel can access the training 24/7, start and stop sessions to fit their schedules, as well as print personalized certificates. The registration process is easy to follow.

    • Read the article and watch a short video by UConn School of Business - Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies, on CTDOT funded research project to study the economic impact of CTfastrak commencement for property owners, businesses, residents, and towns in the areas surrounding the CTfastrak stations. The research project is headed by UConn professor, Jeffery Cohen, in a collaborative effort between CTDOT and UConn - School of Business, the Geography Department and Connecticut Transportation Institute.

    • CTfastrak quoted as a notable success in the special issue of the Transportation Research Board magazine, TR NEWS - The Bus Renaissance. Read about CTfastrak’s first year in operation, an ingenious bus service to avoid traffic; the state-of-the-art technology; and, increased connectivity to major transportation hubs, educational institutions, healthcare and commercial centers that CTfastrak has to offer on page 22 of the magazine.

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