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Information related to using Waze in the State of Connecticut.
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{{USRedirect}}Information related to using Waze in the State of Connecticut.
  
== Cities and Towns ==
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== Cities and towns ==
There are 169 Cities and Towns in the state. See [[Connecticut Cities and Towns]] for proper naming information.
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== Major Roads ==
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There are 169 Cities and Towns in the state. See [[Connecticut/Cities and towns]] for proper naming information.
See [[Road Naming (USA)]], [[Road Types (USA)]] and [[Connecticut Roads By Type]] (work in progress)
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== Major roads ==
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See [[Road names/USA]], [[Road types/USA]] and [[Connecticut/Roads by type]] (work in progress)
  
 
== Landmarks ==
 
== Landmarks ==
In late 2012 a discussion was started in the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=247 Connecticut Section] of the Waze Forum that determined the existing world-wide guideline of "don't map individual businesses" wasn't enough and we needed a more complete set of guidelines for landmarks in Connecticut.  As a result of that discussion we've come up with a set of guidelines for landmarks in Connecticut.  If you wish to propose changes to these guidelines, please do so in the forum.  As always, the world-wide rule of "don't map individual businesses" still applies.
 
  
*[[Connecticut Landmarks|Guidelines for Landmarks in Connecticut]]
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In late 2012 a discussion was started in the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=247 Connecticut Section] of the Waze Forum that determined the existing world-wide guideline of "don't map individual businesses" wasn't enough and we needed a more complete set of guidelines for landmarks in Connecticut. As a result of that discussion we've come up with a set of guidelines for landmarks in Connecticut. If you wish to propose changes to these guidelines, please do so in the forum. As always, the world-wide rule of "don't map individual businesses" still applies.
*[[To Do - Connecticut Landmarks|Connecticut Landmarks To Do List]]
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*[[Connecticut/Landmarks|Guidelines for Landmarks in Connecticut]]
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*[[Connecticut/Landmarks/To do|Connecticut Landmarks To Do List]]
  
 
Please do not forget that a recent update to WME has enabled the Address properties for Landmarks (City, State & Country) and ensure this information is filled out & correct.
 
Please do not forget that a recent update to WME has enabled the Address properties for Landmarks (City, State & Country) and ensure this information is filled out & correct.
  
== Major Construction Projects ==
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== Major construction projects ==
See [[Connecticut Construction]] for a list of '''LONG TERM''' Road Closures & Changes to Traffic Flow that impact the Waze Map.
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See [[Connecticut/Construction]] for a list of '''LONG TERM''' Road Closures & Changes to Traffic Flow that impact the Waze Map.
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== Special roads ==
  
== Special Roads ==
 
 
*[[Best map editing practice#When (Not) to Split a Two-Way Road|Divided Highways]]
 
*[[Best map editing practice#When (Not) to Split a Two-Way Road|Divided Highways]]
 
*[[Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes]]
 
*[[Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes]]
*[[Creating and Editing a roundabout|Roundabouts/Traffic Circles]]
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*[[Creating and Editing a roundabout|Roundabouts and Traffic Circles]]
*[[Creating and Editing street segments#Fix the end-node on cul-de-sacs and dead-ends|Cul-de-sac's]]
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*[[Creating and editing road segments#Fix the end-node on cul-de-sacs and dead-ends|Cul-de-sac's]]
*[[Road Types (USA)#Parking Lot Road|Parking Lot Roads]]
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*[[Road types/USA#Dirt|Dirt Roads]] - In Connecticut '''ALL''' roads that are normally unpaved are considered dirt roads as this is how GPS Nav users (any brand) expect the "Avoid Dirt Roads" feature to behave. These roads are shown on the CT DOT Functional Classification Maps as dashed lines.
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*[[Road types/USA#Parking Lot Road|Parking Lot Roads]]
 
*[[Best map editing practice#Toll roads|Toll Roads]] - '''NOTE:''' There are currently no tolls in the State of Connecticut.
 
*[[Best map editing practice#Toll roads|Toll Roads]] - '''NOTE:''' There are currently no tolls in the State of Connecticut.
=== Non-Driveable Roads ===
 
Generally, if a road can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrain Boardwalk, Stairway, Railroad, Runway/Taxiway) then it should not be mapped in Waze.  This is due to the way the routing engine works, as Waze '''WILL''' route users to drive on these "Non-Driveable" road types.  Please note there are several Railroads mapped in Connecticut, these are due to users incorrectly running Waze while on the train & contributing false data to the system.  This false data has been known to effect drivers on adjacent roads.  These railroads are mapped in a '''''VERY''''' particular manner by Senior Area Managers and Country Managers to prevent Waze from routing on them.
 
  
== Speed / Red Light Cameras ==
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=== Non-drivable roads ===
Speed and Red Light Cameras are '''NOT CURRENTLY LEGAL''' in the State of Connecticut, although there have been several proposals go through the legislature.  There is no such prohibition on "driver feedback signs" - a radar/laser equipped sign that measures speed and displays the speed back to the driver.  These can be fixed or trailer mounted with the later being much more prevalent.  These devices '''CAN NOT''' issue tickets.
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There are also cameras mounted on traffic signals that are used as part of the signal control.  These compare sequential images of the intersection approach to determine if there is a vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, etc) waiting and will trigger the sequence. These devices '''CAN NOT''' issue tickets.
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Generally, if a road can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrain Boardwalk, Stairway, Railroad, Runway/Taxiway) then it should not be mapped in Waze. This is due to the way the routing engine works, as Waze '''WILL''' route users to drive on these "Non-Drivable" road types. Please note there are several Railroads mapped in Connecticut, these are due to users incorrectly running Waze while on the train & contributing false data to the system. This false data has been known to effect drivers on adjacent roads. These railroads are mapped in a '''''VERY''''' particular manner by Senior Area Managers and Country Managers to prevent Waze from routing on them.
  
There are traditional traffic monitoring cameras covering most of the major highways in the state. These send live video to CT DOT & local media and serve ONLY as a traffic monitoring system.
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== Speed / red light cameras ==
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Speed and Red Light Cameras are '''NOT CURRENTLY LEGAL''' in the State of Connecticut, although there have been several proposals go through the legislature. There is no such prohibition on "driver feedback signs" - a radar/laser equipped sign that measures speed and displays the speed back to the driver. These can be fixed or trailer mounted with the later being much more prevalent. These devices '''CAN NOT''' issue tickets.
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There are also cameras mounted on traffic signals that are used as part of the signal control. These compare sequential images of the intersection approach to determine if there is a vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, etc) waiting and will trigger the sequence. These devices '''CAN NOT''' issue tickets.
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There are traditional traffic monitoring cameras covering most of the major highways in the state. These send live video to CT DOT & local media and serve ONLY as a traffic monitoring system.
  
 
[[Cameras#Know your Cameras|How to Identify Cameras]].
 
[[Cameras#Know your Cameras|How to Identify Cameras]].
  
== To Do List ==
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== To do list ==
Want to help out with the map in Connecticut?  Check out the [[To Do - Connecticut|To Do List]] and the [[To Do - Connecticut Landmarks|Landmarks To Do List]].
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== Mapping Utilities ==
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Want to help out with the map in Connecticut? Check out the [[Connecticut/To do|To Do List]] and the [[Connecticut/Landmarks/To do|Landmarks To Do List]].
*[http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?a=3529&q=305564&dotNav=| CT DOT Maps]
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Also, the US map is being changed to conform with the federal Functional Classification guidelines, in accordance with the [[Road_types/USA|US Road Types wiki page]]. A [[Connecticut/FCToDo|To Do list]] has been assembled for Connecticut towns to track the Functional Classification conversion.
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== Mapping utilities ==
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*[http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?a=3529&q=305564&dotNav=%7C CT DOT Maps]
 
*[http://cteco.uconn.edu/map_catalog.asp CT ECO Maps Catalog/Street Maps by City (CT DEEP/UConn)]
 
*[http://cteco.uconn.edu/map_catalog.asp CT ECO Maps Catalog/Street Maps by City (CT DEEP/UConn)]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_State_Routes_in_Connecticut List of State Routes in Connecticut (Wikipedia)]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_State_Routes_in_Connecticut List of State Routes in Connecticut (Wikipedia)]
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*Also see [[Connecticut Cities and Towns]] for links to local, regional & statewide GIS pages and/or PLAT maps
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*[http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/browse.asp?a=2135&bc=0&c=28521 CT DOT Press Releases]
  
 
== Forum ==
 
== Forum ==
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[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=129 USA section of Waze Forum]
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[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=247 Connecticut section of Waze Forum]
 
[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=247 Connecticut section of Waze Forum]
  
 
== Area Managers ==
 
== Area Managers ==
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{| border="1" cellpadding="2"
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="2"
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
! scope="col" width="100pt" bgcolor="skyblue"|Username
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! scope="col" width="100pt" bgcolor="skyblue" | Username
! scope="col" width="200pt" bgcolor="skyblue"|Area Managed
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! scope="col" width="200pt" bgcolor="skyblue" | Area Managed
! scope="col" width="200pt" bgcolor="skyblue"|Comments
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! scope="col" width="200pt" bgcolor="skyblue" | Comments
! scope="col" width="50pt" bgcolor="skyblue"|Forum PM
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! scope="col" width="50pt" bgcolor="skyblue" | Forum PM
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"
| colspan="4" | '''Level 5 Country Managers (Connecticut Based)'''
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| colspan="4" | '''Rank 6 Country Managers'''
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|- align="center" bgcolor="FE9A2E"
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| [[User:Orbitc|orbitc]]
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| Region 8 New England Regional Coordinator
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| Rank 6
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| [https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=8359316 PM]
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
| [[User:Andypoms|AndyPoms]] || All Counties || Also covers major highways throughout the state. || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=4797498 PM]
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| [[User:Andypoms|AndyPoms]]
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| Statewide
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| Concentrates on Connecticut, but also covers Springfield, MA and Limited Access Highways throughout the North East Region.
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| [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=andypoms PM]
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"
| colspan="4" | '''Level 4 Area Managers'''
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| colspan="4" | '''Rank 5 Area Managers'''
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
| [[User:Jallen|Jallen]] || +/- Fairfield & New Haven Counties || Also covers I-684 & Saw Mill River Parkway corridor in New York || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=841808 PM]
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| [[User:Pumrum|pumrum]]
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| Statewide
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| Also covers NYC
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| [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=pumrum PM]
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"
| colspan="4" | '''Level 3 Area Managers'''
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| colspan="4" | '''Rank 4 Area Managers'''
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
| [[User:BWJSS|BWJSS]] || +/- Fairfield & New Haven Counties ||  || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=605404 PM]
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| [[User:Jallen|Jallen]]
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| +/- Fairfield & New Haven Counties
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| Also covers I-684 & Saw Mill River Parkway corridor in New York
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| [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=jallen PM]
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|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"
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| colspan="4" | '''Rank 3 Area Managers'''
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
| [[User:Saxteacher3|SaxTeacher3]] || +/- Fairfield & New Haven Counties || Also covers Westchester County, NY || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=5013025 PM]
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| [[User:BWJSS|BWJSS]]
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| +/- Fairfield & New Haven Counties
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| [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=bwjss PM]
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|- align="center"
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| [[User:Cassio26|Cassio26]]
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| +/- Hartford & Tolland Counties
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| Focus primarily on North Central CT and north through Northampton, MA
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| [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=cassio26 PM]
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|- align="center"
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| [[User:CTGreybeard|CTGreybeard]]
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| +/- Fairfield & Litchfield Counties
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| Also covers Northern Westchester, Putnam, and Duchess Counties in NY
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| [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=ctgreybeard PM]
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|- align="center"
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| [[User:Saxteacher3|SaxTeacher3]]
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| +/- Fairfield & New Haven Counties
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| Also covers Westchester County, NY
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| [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=saxteacher3 PM]
 
|}
 
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If you are an Area Manager that covers the State of Connecticut, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Connecticut, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username).
 
If you are an Area Manager that covers the State of Connecticut, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Connecticut, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username).
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[[Category:USA]]<br/>[[Category:Connecticut]]

Latest revision as of 18:26, 21 February 2017


Information related to using Waze in the State of Connecticut.

Cities and towns

There are 169 Cities and Towns in the state. See Connecticut/Cities and towns for proper naming information.

Major roads

See Road names/USA, Road types/USA and Connecticut/Roads by type (work in progress)

Landmarks

In late 2012 a discussion was started in the Connecticut Section of the Waze Forum that determined the existing world-wide guideline of "don't map individual businesses" wasn't enough and we needed a more complete set of guidelines for landmarks in Connecticut. As a result of that discussion we've come up with a set of guidelines for landmarks in Connecticut. If you wish to propose changes to these guidelines, please do so in the forum. As always, the world-wide rule of "don't map individual businesses" still applies.

Please do not forget that a recent update to WME has enabled the Address properties for Landmarks (City, State & Country) and ensure this information is filled out & correct.

Major construction projects

See Connecticut/Construction for a list of LONG TERM Road Closures & Changes to Traffic Flow that impact the Waze Map.

Special roads

Non-drivable roads

Generally, if a road can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrain Boardwalk, Stairway, Railroad, Runway/Taxiway) then it should not be mapped in Waze. This is due to the way the routing engine works, as Waze WILL route users to drive on these "Non-Drivable" road types. Please note there are several Railroads mapped in Connecticut, these are due to users incorrectly running Waze while on the train & contributing false data to the system. This false data has been known to effect drivers on adjacent roads. These railroads are mapped in a VERY particular manner by Senior Area Managers and Country Managers to prevent Waze from routing on them.

Speed / red light cameras

Speed and Red Light Cameras are NOT CURRENTLY LEGAL in the State of Connecticut, although there have been several proposals go through the legislature. There is no such prohibition on "driver feedback signs" - a radar/laser equipped sign that measures speed and displays the speed back to the driver. These can be fixed or trailer mounted with the later being much more prevalent. These devices CAN NOT issue tickets.

There are also cameras mounted on traffic signals that are used as part of the signal control. These compare sequential images of the intersection approach to determine if there is a vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, etc) waiting and will trigger the sequence. These devices CAN NOT issue tickets.

There are traditional traffic monitoring cameras covering most of the major highways in the state. These send live video to CT DOT & local media and serve ONLY as a traffic monitoring system.

How to Identify Cameras.

To do list

Want to help out with the map in Connecticut? Check out the To Do List and the Landmarks To Do List.

Also, the US map is being changed to conform with the federal Functional Classification guidelines, in accordance with the US Road Types wiki page. A To Do list has been assembled for Connecticut towns to track the Functional Classification conversion.

Mapping utilities

Forum

USA section of Waze Forum

Connecticut section of Waze Forum

Area Managers

Username Area Managed Comments Forum PM
Rank 6 Country Managers
orbitc Region 8 New England Regional Coordinator Rank 6 PM
AndyPoms Statewide Concentrates on Connecticut, but also covers Springfield, MA and Limited Access Highways throughout the North East Region. PM
Rank 5 Area Managers
pumrum Statewide Also covers NYC PM
Rank 4 Area Managers
Jallen +/- Fairfield & New Haven Counties Also covers I-684 & Saw Mill River Parkway corridor in New York PM
Rank 3 Area Managers
BWJSS +/- Fairfield & New Haven Counties PM
Cassio26 +/- Hartford & Tolland Counties Focus primarily on North Central CT and north through Northampton, MA PM
CTGreybeard +/- Fairfield & Litchfield Counties Also covers Northern Westchester, Putnam, and Duchess Counties in NY PM
SaxTeacher3 +/- Fairfield & New Haven Counties Also covers Westchester County, NY PM

If you are an Area Manager that covers the State of Connecticut, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Connecticut, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username).