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- CAES - Center for Advanced Energy Systems
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- 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
News & Features
Since its unveiling in 2011, the RABIT bridge deck assessment robot has continued to impress, having won several awards from ASCE and will eventually be available to DOTs across the country. It was recently featured on the "Bridges" summary page of the 2017 ASCE Report Card for America's Infrastructure
The March 2017 issue of the CAIT Update enewsletter is now online. Read stories about CAIT going “beyond traffic,” one of our students invited to inspire future transportation leaders at a USDOT 50th Anniversary event, and the latest in pavement know-how.
Online that bridge tool that aggregates multiple data sets featured in the June 2016 UTC Spotlight
In its June 2016 Spotlight newsletter, the University Transportation Centers Program, an initiative of the USDOT Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, featured an online product created at CAIT in partnership with the FHWA LTBP program: the LTBP Bridge Portal.
Through this UTC-FHWA collaboration, CAIT created a new web-based resource that comprises bridge information mined from a wide range of datasets. Combined, these data encompass nearly every characteristic and biographic fact that can influence bridge performance: construction, design, age, dimensions, elevation, weather data, traffic data, weigh-in-motion data, maintenance/repair records, and more.
January 2016 Transportation Today
The January 2016 issue of CAIT's award-winning newsletter, Transportation Today, is available online. This was the biggest issue yet. Would you rather get your copy in the mail? Email us to be added to our list.
CAIT robot foretold problems on Arlington Memorial Bridge
The CAIT RABIT team was called on in 2013 and 2015 to help officials determine this National Landmark bridge in D.C. was in critical condition. In part, for its work on the Arlington Bridge and others, ASCE picked the RABIT bridge deck assessment robot as one of their #GameChangers.
CAIT safety expert presenting at NACE/Florida APWA Expo
April 15, 2015 – Andy Kaplan, safety program manager for the Transportation Safety Resource Center at CAIT, will give a technical presentation at the National Association of County Engineers and American Public Works Association 2015 Joint Expo and Annual Conference on April 21.
Kaplan's talk, "Moving Beyond Just Crashes to Improve Roadway Safety," will cover both qualitative and quantitative methods for conducting a safety analysis ...
CAIT super-project featured in UTC Spotlight
March 2015 – Soon to be up and running, CAIT's construction of world's first accelerated testing facility for full-scale bridges—the BEAST—caught the attention of the USDOT Office of the Assistant Secretary of Transportaton-Research and Technology (formerly RITA) and was featured in their March spotlight newsletter.
TSRC RSAs lead to safety improvements in Jersey City
March 2015 – Recommendations from a 2013 Road Safety Audit examining a dangerous stretch of road in Hudson County—conducted by CAIT's Transportation Safety Resource Center (TSRC), local officials, and community groups—resulted in a $3 million grant from NJTPA to Jersey City for installing traffic and pedestrian signals at 16 intersections.
January 2015 Transportation Today available
The January 2015 issue of CAIT's award-winning newsletter, Transportation Today, is available now. Stories include articles on raising the NJ gas tax to bolster the state's transportation trust fund; safety initiatives such as our partnership in a new FHWA national center of excellence for rural roads and programs to improve safety in work zones and at accident scenes; training the transportation workforce; and more.
If you haven't received your copy, you can download a PDF with the link below. Archived issues of all CAIT newsletters are available on our publications page.
Expanding engagement with customers and the public on social media
January 2015 – Upping our activity on social media, CAIT has joined Instagram and invites other "grammers" to tag their photos of all kinds of infrastructure with #rutgerscait. We'll repost our favorites in our feed (with credit of course) and print the best of the best in the next issue of Transportation Today, which is distributed to 5,000 transportation professionals. Follow us on Instagram under user name rutgerscait and on Facebook at facebook.com/RutgersCAIT.
December 2014 – The headline gets your attention. This NJMonthly article covers several top issues facing NJ drivers and has experts explain the challenges behind those issues—not just in our home state but many other areas of the country as well.
PRP Director Wins TRB Best Paper Award
December 2014 – Dr. Thomas Bennert, director of CAIT's Pavement Resource Program, was named winner of the K.B. Woods Award for outstanding paper by the Transportation Research Board (TRB). The paper covers environmentally sustainable strategies to incorporate higher percentages of recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) in new paving projects.
Matching jobseekers with transportation opportunities
October 2014–CAIT and several academic, technology, and nonprofit workforce partners have launched the Transit Virtual Career Network (TVCN), aiming to close a looming hiring gap in the transit workforce.
With nearly half of the public transportation workforce expected to retire over the next five to 10 years, managers and human resource professionals in the transit industry are expecting a new federally-funded web site publicizing transportation job and training opportunities to generate interest in the expanding sector.
CAIT Creating New Pipeline Threat Assessment Tool
January 23, 2014 -
CUTC Honors Dr. Patrick Szary with Leadership Award
January 23, 2014 –
RABIT™ Wins ASCE Innovation Award
December 19, 2013 –
CAIT Wins National USDOT University Transportation Center (UTC) Award
September 30, 2013 - As one of only five National UTCs, the center will receive $2.83 million annually for at least two years from USDOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration.
CAIT Experts Perform NDE on Niagara Dam
September 5, 2013 - CAIT's NDE team travels to the Robert Moses-Niagara Dam to demonstrate its NDE technologies for the New York Power Authority (NYPA).
CAIT Helps Women Get Ahead in Engineering
September 5, 2013 - CAIT inspires young women to pursue engineering careers through programs like The Academy at Rutgers for Girls in Engineering and Technology (TARGET).
CAIT's Public Safety Campaign Aims to Reduce Pedestrian and Intersection Crashes
September 5, 2013 - Developed with support from FHWA and NJDOT, the redesigned 12 Months of Safety campaign helps improve road use behavior.
CAIT Releases Manual for Reusing Dredged Material
July 31, 2013 - In coordination with the NJDOT Office of Maritime Resources, CAIT released a comprehensive guide--complete with case studies--for integrating dredged material into construction applications.
Improving Mobility for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
July 19, 2013 - Along with the Rutgers' Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, CAIT will examine transportation needs, examine barriers, and help develop solutions for individuals with developmental disabilities.
CAIT Covers Sustainable Pavements at National Event
July 17, 2013 - CAIT researcher Dr. Hao Wang takes an active role at ASCE national meeting in developing content, engaging academia, and presenting on innovative materials.
CAIT Researcher Jie Gong Wins Superstorm Sandy Research Award
June 24, 2013 - Dr. Jie Gong is recognized by the New Jersey Alliance for Action for his Superstorm Sandy recovery research.
CAIT Hosts 14th Annual Work Zone Safety Conference
April 23, 2013 - As part of the New Jersey Work Zone Safety Partnership, CAIT hosted its 14th Annual Work Zone Safety Conference for over 300 public works, highway construction, and law enforcement professionals.
Professor Nenad Gucunski Named SOE "Faculty of the Year"
March 24, 2013 - Rutgers' SOE Dean Thomas Farris named ICMP director Nenad Gucunski, Ph.D., "Faculty of the Year" for his scholarship, teaching, and service.
NJ LTAP Hosts Pedestrian Engineering Design Symposium
March 21, 2013 - With support from FHWA, NJ LTAP hosted its pedestrian design symposium tailored for engineers.
CAIT and NJAPA Host 56th Annual New Jersey Asphalt Paving Conference
March 14, 2013 - This year, the Annual New Jersey Asphalt Paving Conference explored paving challenges and innovative asphalt materials.
CAIT Hosts First-ever Port Sustainability and Energy Workshop
March 12, 2013 - Hosted by LPS, the workshop united public and private stakeholders and international experts to explore challenges and impacts of sustainability and energy on port operations and growth.
CAIT Transportation Autism Project Manager Appointed to TRB Committee
March 6, 2013 – Transportation Autism Project manager Cecilia Feeley was recently appointed to the TRB Committee on Paratransit for a three-year term.
Rutgers Pavement Lab Gets AASHTO Stamp of Approval Eight Years Running
March 4, 2013 – For the eighth consecutive time, AASHTO officially recognized the Rutgers Asphalt Pavement Laboratory as one of only a few university-based AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratories.
CAIT Post-Sandy Damage Assessment Study Featured in UTC Spotlight
February 4, 2013 – New CAIT faculty Jie Gong, Ph.D., is featured in the latest issue of UTC Spotlight for his post-Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery study.
FHWA Releases Report on LTBP Research Priorities
January 22, 2013 – FHWA releases a full report from a two-day conference exploring and identifying LTBP research needs.
CAIT Programs' Updates & Features Pages
- Environment and Energy Program (EEP)
- Freight and Maritime Program (FMP)
- Infrastructure Condition Monitoring Program (ICMP)
- Laboratory for Port Security (LPS)
- Long-Term Bridge Performance Program (LTBP)
- New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program (NJ LTAP)
- Pavement Resource Program (PRP)
- Soil and Sediment Management Laboratory (SSML)
- Technology Transfer Group (TTG)
- Transportation Safety Research Center (TSRC)