CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: September 16, 2016||
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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
On August 31, 2016, representatives from CTDOT and UCONN CTSRC attended the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) annual meeting to accept the Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award in the Field of Highway Safety.
The CTDOT in partnership with the CTSRC collaborated on a landmark effort to improve the quality and accessibility of the state’s crash data. “Our previous crash reporting system, which met the needs of earlier generations of state and local safety planners, was in need of being overhauled and replaced. We capitalized on the opportunity, collaborated, and produced a state-of-the-art system that enhances our ability to collect, analyze and most effectively utilize timely, complete and accurate crash data,” said DOT Commissioner James P. Redeker. “This partnership demonstrated that a multi-disciplinary interagency project team is an effective model for expediting project delivery.”
In just over two years, the CTDOT/CTSRC partnership developed a statewide electronic crash reporting system based on the national model minimum uniform crash criteria that provides real-time crash data to all highway safety users. As a result of this project, crash report processing times have been reduced from 16 months to two weeks.
The Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award recognizes notable achievements in the field of highway safety by individuals, coalitions, organizations, nonprofit groups, businesses, media, government agencies, universities, or programs.