The Connecticut Department of Transportation recently launched a new Vision Zero Council website to provide a wide-variety of traffic safety information while encouraging the public to participate in eliminating roadway injuries and fatalities.
[Above image via the Connecticut DOT]
Established in mid-2021 by the Connecticut General Assembly as part of Public Act 21-28, a transportation safety bill, the Vision Zero Council is an interagency work group tasked with developing statewide policy to eliminate transportation-related fatalities and severe injuries involving pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, motorists, and passengers.
The Connecticut DOT said it developed the Vision Zero website to keep council members, safety stakeholders, and members of the public apprised of all Vision Zero activity within the state.
That information includes meeting materials such as upcoming meeting schedules, recordings of past meetings, meeting presentations, meeting minutes, press releases, and other related Vision Zero Council news.
“The Vision Zero Council website makes the work of the council transparent and accessible,” said Garrett Eucalitto, Connecticut DOT’s deputy commissioner and chair of the Vision Zero Council, in a statement.
“The Vision Zero Council is off to a great start working to establish a series of recommendations centered on the people of Connecticut,” he added.
“This website will help us keep the public aware of all our efforts and ensure they know how to participate in Vision Zero activities and initiatives as well,” Eucalitto noted. “We welcome members of the public to get involved and serve on the subcommittees by submitting the participation form on our new website.”
The Vision Zero Council is comprised of the commissioners or their designees of the state’s departments of transportation, public health, emergency services and public protection, motor Vehicles, education, plus aging and disability services.
It also includes representatives from the state’s division of criminal Justice and the Office of Early Childhood as additional resources to address transportation safety issues.