- 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
Sponsors & Partners
CAIT is a National University Transportation Center (UTC), a group of academic research institutions sanctioned and supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). In the 2011-2012 recompetition, the UTC program was cut from 60 down to 22 centers. Of those, only 10 spots were alloted for Tier I centers; the designation CAIT held since 1998. Then, in 2013 CAIT competed and was named one of only five National UTCs in the country.
CAIT leads a consortium of distinguished research universities. Our partners in the consortium are:
- Columbia University
- New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Princeton University
- University of Delaware
- University of South Florida
- University of Texas at El Paso
- Utah State University
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute
CAIT and its partners work on virtually a daily basis with a variety of divisions and programs at their respective state DOTs and other transportation agencies. Our research and tech transfer programs function as an extension of NJDOT’s operations and help supply them with technology validation, materials testing, software development, and much, much more.
Practical Knowledge + Innovative Thought
Partnerships are becoming the norm in infrastructure research because they leverage resources, advance knowledge, and keep researchers in touch with real-world infrastructure needs. USDOT Research and Innovative Technology Administration has showcased CAIT as an example to other UTCs for its excellence in building these relationships.
CAIT continually strengthens existing partnerships and builds new ones—with Rutgers colleagues, other education institutions, professional organizations, government agencies, and industry. Our dedication to working collaboratively has become a CAIT tradition.
Putting Research into Practice
CAIT’s relationships greatly influence its activities and programs and have bolstered its success. Using feedback from professional and trade organizations that work “in the trenches,” we keep in touch with constituents’ needs as we develop research projects, academic courses, and professional training classes that are tailored to our stakeholders. Co-sponsorships by professional organizations promote our activities and reaffirm that practicing professionals believe in the quality and value of CAIT’s work. We know that to have lasting impact and value, the education, training, and technologies we develop must be put into practice and work in real-world applications.