2019 Sweet Sixteen High Value Research Projects

The AASHTO Research Advisory Committee (RAC) each year asks states to identify and document recently completed “high-value” research projects. The Value of Research Task Force chair announces the solicitation notice to RAC for high value research projects in January each year. From these submittals, each of the four RAC regions selects its top four projects to form the “AASHTO Research Sweet Sixteen Awards”. These projects are then featured in AASHTO events and publications “Research Makes a Difference” and are also the subject of a poster session and session at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting. RAC publishes an annual compilation of all these projects in a document entitled: “Research Impacts: Better – Faster – Cheaper”​. The resulting document provides substantial value to states.

“CT DOT and CTSRC were one of four recipients selected from RAC Region 1 for the Connecticut Pedestrian Safety Guide.”


2019 Best Practices in Traffic Records


Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP)

45th International Traffic Records Forum

“At the 45th Traffic Records Forum (2019) in Austin, TX, our Connecticut Team from CT DOT and UConn CTSRC, won First Place in Best Practices for the CT Roadway Safety Management System.”



2016 Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award

ghsa award picThe Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) presented the Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award for outstanding highway safety accomplishments during the previous calendar year to The Connecticut DOT and UCONN Transportation Safety Research Center for Crash Data Improvement, a partnership that developed a statewide electronic reporting system based on the national Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) that provides real time crash data to all highway safety users. The tools developed through this program are easily transferable to other states looking to modernize their crash reporting system. As a result of this project, crash report processing times have been reduced from 16 months to two weeks, and the number of errors that have to be manually corrected have dropped to just 1% of all MMUCC reports.


2016 Dean’s Excellence Award

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Dr. Eric Jackson was presented with the School of Engineering Dean’s Excellence Award on April 26, 2016


The UCONN School of Engineering has recently established the Dean’s Excellence Award recognizing faculty or staff whose work has made a significant impact in research, education or engagement. The award targets high impact, singular achievements, such as a granted patent with a strong market value, a publication in a highly regarded journal, a publication that is highly cited within a single year, a significant collaboration with industry partners, a highly recognized outreach activity, an innovative educational methodology, an innovative way to improve department/school operations or organizing a major conference/workshop.


2015 Bright Ideas Program


The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation J.F.K. School of Government, Harvard University

“Bright Ideas an initiative that recognizes creative and promising government programs and partnerships. The initiative is offered through the Innovations in Government Program, a program of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. For more information, please visit http://innovationsaward.harvard.edu/brightideas.cfm”






2015 Best Practices in Traffic Records

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Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP) 41st International Traffic Records Forum

“This year at the 41st International Forum on Traffic Records and Highway Information Systems, our Connecticut Team, which encompasses the CTSRC and the CT DOT, won First Place for Best Practices in Traffic Records!”