- 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
Road Safety Audits (RSA)
“Assess and Improve"
- No-cost engineering guidance on roadway safety improvement projects
- Customized assessment team to fit individual issues
- Data-driven crash analysis to determine best possible solutions
- Short-term solution recommendations within budget constraints
- Crash reduction eases demand on EMS and police resources
A Multidisciplinary Approach
CAIT’s New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program (NJLTAP) and TSRC offer a statewide Road Safety Audit (RSA) service free to New Jersey towns and counties. A multidisciplinary team of professionals offers eagle-eye assessments on roadway issues such as pedestrian and bicycle safety, intersection analyses, rural roads, human factors, speed management, and sign visibility and retroreflectivity standards.
RSAs include data-driven considerations and analysis of crashes. To determine the best safety solutions, RSA professionals perform incisive crash data evaluations on the target area using Plan4Safety, TSRC’s award-winning crash database and software.
The RSA team provides a final report that includes long- and short-term countermeasure recommendations that fit within the requestor’s budget. And RSAs pay off: according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), countermeasures applied after RSAs can reduce crashes by about 60 percent.
Note: The Road Safety Audit reports provided by Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation staff do not constitute an engineering report. The agency responsible for design and construction should consult a professional engineer licensed in the State of New Jersey in preparing construction documents to implement any of the safety countermeasures in the report. The contents of such report reflect the views of the authors, who are responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the New Jersey Department of Transportation or the Rutgers' Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Such document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program, in the interest of information exchange. The U.S. Government assumes no liability for the contents or use thereof.