- 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
TTG RESEARCH FEATURE:
NJDOT Research Implementation Report
During the past three years, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), Bureau of Research, has funded nearly 50 research projects that support the transportation industry. Requested by industry customers, many of these projects solve important transportation problems, but limited information is known about the long-term effects of the studies. The bureau is frequently approached by sponsors to justify the value of these projects to a much broader audience; therefore, the intent of this implementation is to identify the quantitative and qualitative benefits of NJDOT research projects that were completed in 2006.
TTG measured technology transfer benefits on four levels: knowledge transfer, marketing efforts, adoption of policy changes, and demonstration of technology to new audiences. Benefits were defined as enhancements, cost savings, and economic impact; improvement of safety; and reduction of labor time for the customers, known as champions.
Principal Investigators from universities were interviewed by email, telephone, or in person on the outcomes of their research projects. It was expected that investigators would report on additional studies and projects that had been generated as a consequence of this initial work. Since the information was not always available, the NJDOT customers were identified by investigators for each project. Interviews were arranged with the customers to establish not only benefits, but also follow-up activities that happened as a result of the research.