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Capitol Update – Happy Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday, and ‘Open Data Hub’

Posted on November 23, 2021


Happy Thanksgiving

As we prepare to give thanks during this Thanksgiving, I wanted to wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy, and Safe holiday. I hope you are surrounded by the warmth of a close family and great friends.

I’d also like to give a special thank you to our first responders, doctors, nurses, medical community, our veterans and active/retired servicemen and servicewomen, our teachers and school staff, nonprofits, charities, and volunteers who have worked tirelessly over the past year to ensure we continue to stay safe.

Thank you for all you do.

Small Business Saturday, November 27th

Small Business Saturday – is a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they contribute toward our communities.

Due to the continued impact of the pandemic on our local businesses, we know that these cornerstones of our community need our support now more than ever as many have struggled to keep their doors open during this difficult time.

Please join the Small Business Association (SBA) and organizations across the country in supporting your local small businesses by shopping small.


DOT Announces ‘Open Data Hub’

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has launched Open Data Hub, a new one-stop-shop for the public to access transportation data. The Hub allows the public to access and download timely location-based data and perform analysis through easy-to-use online tools, applications, and dashboards.

As a live platform with geospatial data, the Hub allows users to access official CTDOT data, such as traffic volumes, crashes, and roadway characteristics and classifications. Additional authoritative datasets and applications are in development and will come online as they are available.

The accurate and timely transportation data will be used to make critical decisions that affect the residents of Connecticut, and this platform substantially improves access to the data.

Linkages between the CTDOT’s Open Data Hub and the State of Connecticut’s Open Data portal ( create a “one-stop-shop” for accessing timely and authoritative data.

The public and users are invited to get started at the following link CTDOT Open Data ( and to check back often for the Newest Applications section to see the exciting new additions to the Open Data Hub.