- CAIT Main
- Infrastructure Areas
- Program Sites
- ANDERS - Automated Nondestructive Evaluation and Rehabilitation System
- BEAST - Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing
- CAES - Center for Advanced Energy Systems
- FMP - Freight and Maritime Program
- ICMP - Infrastructure Condition Monitoring Program
- IMG - Information Management Group
- LESS - Laboratory for Energy Smart Systems
- LPS - Laboratory for Port Security
- LTBP - Long-Term Bridge Performance Program
- NJ LTAP - NJ Local Technical Assistance Program
- PRP - Pavement Resource Program
- PSSP - Pipeline Safety and Security Program
- SAM - Structures and Advanced Materials
- SSML - Soil and Sediment Management Laboratory
- TSRC - Transportation Safety Resource Center
- TTG - Technology Transfer Group
CAIT In Depth
CAIT works to solve the growing problems in our complex, interrelated transportation and energy infrastructure.
Why is infrastructure research and education important?
The United States is at a critical juncture: Our aging infrastructure must be maintained, upgraded, and in many cases, re-imagined. The need for CAIT’s work is more timely and important than ever before. CAIT activities are advancing the safe, efficient, economical, and environmentally sound movement of people and goods in our nation and beyond. The majority of CAIT's work focuses on the USDOT strategic areas of state of good repair, economic competitiveness, and safety.
CAIT research and programs:
- Keep our infrastructure safe, secure, and in a state of good repair
- Better manage infrastructure assets and the resources to maintain and improve them
- Apply research concepts and technology in real-world practice
- Improve roadway safety
- Optimize efficiency of infrastructure and operations
- Mitigate congestion
- Reduce negative environmental impacts
- Educate the transportation infrastructure workforce
CAIT efforts deal specifically in high-volume multimodal infrastructure environments like the New York/New Jersey metro area.
New Jersey plays an important economic role as the most densely populated and heavily traveled corridor state. It is home to the nation’s third-largest port system, its busiest rail line, and has, within just a few miles, four major international airports. Being amidst all of this, CAIT is in a unique position to study and test solutions to critical infrastructure challenges: public safety, national security, mobility, congestion, environmental impacts, economics, infrastructure health monitoring, and asset management.
As integrated as infrastructure: CAIT partners with government, industry, and academia.
CAIT doesn’t do it alone. We work with government, industry, professional associations, and academic partners. As a result of our relationships and reputation, planners, engineers, designers, public works and maintenance professionals, elected officials, and citizens look to CAIT for the best solutions to pressing infrastructure demands.