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CAIT Update, April 2021
News from the USDOT Region 2 University Transportation Center led by Rutgers CAIT.
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Notable News: Faculty Accomplishments and Activities, March 2021
Researchers at the Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation continue to conduct important work and take on new challenges in transportation during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. Here are some of our recent highlights.
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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021
The way that we think about and use transportation as it exists today has been shaped by innovative women leaders throughout history. They have contributed greatly to the safety of all modes of travel, efficiency of our transportation systems, and the development of new technology that drives transportation into the future.
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CAIT Researcher Details How the COVID-19 Pandemic Shifted Emerging Trends in Transportation and the Workplace at Large
Dean emeritus of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, Dr. James W. Hughes, has been tracking the economic impacts of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic with his series of “Fast Track Research Notes.” As recovery continues and vaccines are distributed at a larger scale, he discusses some of the shifts that have occurred and what things might look like as the state and nation rebuild their economies.
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CAIT Researcher Studies How Climate Change May Impact the Life-Cycle of Asphalt Pavement and Quantifies its Carbon Footprint
Changing global climate patterns and warming temperatures are increasing the risk and vulnerability of numerous key transportation infrastructure assets, and new research from a CAIT-affiliated researcher suggests that this may include asphalt pavements as well.
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CAIT Researcher Helps NJ Lessen Barriers to Transportation Support Services for Those with Disabilities
A new report from the New Jersey Task Force on Transportation, Mobility, and Support Service Needs of Adults with Autism, led by CAIT-affiliated researcher Dr. Cecilia Feeley, highlights and identifies State policies and programs that can be improved to help remove or lessen barriers and enhance access to transportation and secondary support services.
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April 2021

Event

2021 Work Zone Safety Conference

  • April 21
  • 8:30 am–1:00 pm

Register today for the New Jersey Work Zone Safety Conference! This conference promotes work zone safety awareness on local and state roadways for a multi-disciplinary audience of construction, engineering, public safety, maintenance and operations personnel.

Roadway being paved with High Friction Surface Treatment
Training

NJLTAP - Asphalt Roads: Common Maintenance Problems (Webinar)

  • April 23
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm

The course material reviews the importance of preventive maintenance to the life of an asphalt pavement. The material will help the student identify common asphalt distress, the cause of the distress, and the appropriate treat

Traffic Control Coordinator Program (Webinar)

  • April 27April 29
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

This 3 day webinar is designed for experienced highway work zone personnel who seek training in work zone traffic control. NJDOT and other agencies require a contractor to assign a supervisory-level employee with requisite onsite experience to act as the Traffic Control Coordinator (TCC) on roadway construction projects.

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • April 28
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

This course covers common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes and offers methods to improve crash data quality. Crash analysis software functions and the role of data in crash analysis will be discussed.

NJLTAP - Low-Volume Pavement Design (Webinar)

  • April 28
  • 10:00 am–11:30 am

Most local roads and streets are low-volume, but are not actually designed. In this webinar, we will provide an overview of geometric and thickness design of roads and streets with less than 2,000 vehicles per day. Register today!

Training

NJLTAP - Federal-aid Responsible Charge Training (Webinar)

  • April 29April 30
  • 9:30 am–12:00 pm

This Federal-Aid Responsible Charge Training for Directors, Program Managers,  Financial Officers, and Persons of Responsible Charge is required for the person in Responsible Charge of Federally Funded Local Aid projects. This course will provide information and expectations for the first time Federal-aid recipient

May 2021

Training

NJDHTS - Police Work Zone Safety Train-The-Trainer (Webinar)

  • May 4May 6
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

This three-day program is designed for experienced police personnel who seek to become trainers in work zone traffic control.

freshly paved road
Training

NJLTAP - Principles of Paving (Webinar)

  • May 6May 7
  • 8:30 am–12:00 pm

This course is for municipal or county employees and those that work with them who are involved in the planning, inspecting and placing of asphalt pavements. The course will provide the information needed to properly plan and monitor a hot mix asphalt paving project.

Training

NJLTAP - Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders (Webinar)

  • May 7
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

The training covers topics including TIM guidelines, fundamentals, and terminology; notifications and scene size up; scene safety and risk management; traffic management; special circumstances; clearance; and termination.

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • May 12
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

This course covers common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes and offers methods to improve crash data quality. Crash analysis software functions and the role of data in crash analysis will be discussed.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • May 13
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

If you want to work on NJDOT-funded infrastructure projects and haven't taken a refresher in two years, better sign up now. Course covers MUTCD, info on keeping workers safe, new NJDOT safety specs, and other federal and state regulations/changes.

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • May 18
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

This course covers common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes and offers methods to improve crash data quality. Crash analysis software functions and the role of data in crash analysis will be discussed.

tractor trailer truck driving through a mixed residential-industrial area
Training

NJLTAP - Roadway and Traffic Safety Improvement Program (Webinar)

  • May 18May 19
  • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

This course covers how to establish and maintain a roadway and traffic safety improvement programs. Participants learn how to implement safety improvements targeted at areas that have a history of crashes or exhibit conditions associated with high-crash areas.

Training

NJDHTS- UAS Applications for Traffic Safety (Webinar)

  • May 20
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

Register today to find out how law enforcement may respond to UAS incidents, what lawful authority exists to engage a UAS operator, and how to determine if UAS operation is legal or in violation of regulations. Finally, UAS case studies will be explored with emphasis place upon personal safety and awareness.

orange diamond ‘workers ahead’ warning sign posted before a road repair project
Training

Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop (Webinar)

  • May 25
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

The Work Zone Safety Awareness Program is offered to participants who require an overview of working safely in the roadway.

Training

NJLTAP - Roadway and Roadside Drainage (Webinar)

  • May 25
  • 8:30 am–12:00 pm

This course covers the examination of drainage problems, properties and effects of soil and subsurface water, and how to maintain, inspect, and install culverts among many other drainage issues.

Training

NJLTAP - Basic Math and Plan Reading (Webinar)

  • May 27
  • 9:00 am–1:00 pm

This course provides a refresher on basic math skills related to construction inspection and road maintenance, as well as how to locate information within a set of plans. Topics will includes reading notes, determining quantities and understanding topography, basic Geometry, area and volume. Road Foreman, Inspectors and Cre

NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • May 28
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

This course covers common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes and offers methods to improve crash data quality. Crash analysis software functions and the role of data in crash analysis will be discussed.

June 2021

NJDHTS - Data-Driven Countermeasures for Traffic Safety - Webinar

  • June 2June 3
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

This course will take you step-by-step on how to utilize the Crash Analysis Tool (CAT) in a computer lab or webinar by first developing queries for your specific town that identify crash prone locations.  Those queries will be saved and exported to form the justification for your DHTS grant proposal.

large audience attending a workshop in the CAIT auditorium
Training

NJLTAP - Construction and Project Cost Estimating for Public Works Projects (Webinar)

  • June 3
  • 9:00 am–3:30 pm

This course provides an understanding of practical applications for performing estimates on typical construction and maintenance projects. Various mathematical rules necessary to perform basic computations and formulas to perform cost and quantity calculations are reviewed.

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • June 9
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

This course covers common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes and offers methods to improve crash data quality. Crash analysis software functions and the role of data in crash analysis will be discussed.

Training

NJLTAP - Basic Math and Plan Reading (Webinar)

  • June 10
  • 9:00 am–1:00 pm

This course provides a refresher on basic math skills related to construction inspection and road maintenance, as well as how to locate information within a set of plans. Topics will includes reading notes, determining quantities and understanding topography, basic Geometry, area and volume. Road Foreman, Inspectors and Cre

nighttime work zone with police and traffic
Training

NJDHTS - Work Zone Safety Awareness for Local Police (Webinar)

  • June 11
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

This course, similar to our Work Zone Safety Awareness Program, is specifically being offered to current New Jersey law enforcement officers who require an overview of working safely in the roadway.

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • June 17
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

This course covers common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes and offers methods to improve crash data quality. Crash analysis software functions and the role of data in crash analysis will be discussed.

Training

NJDHTS - Police Work Zone Safety Train-The-Trainer (Webinar)

  • June 22June 24
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

This three-day program is designed for experienced police personnel who seek to become trainers in work zone traffic control.

Register today for the New Jersey Work Zone Safety Conference! This conference promotes work zone safety awareness on local and state roadways for a multi-disciplinary audience of construction, engineering, public safety, maintenance and operations personnel.
The course material reviews the importance of preventive maintenance to the life of an asphalt pavement. The material will help the student identify common asphalt distress, the cause of the distress, and the appropriate treat
This 3 day webinar is designed for experienced highway work zone personnel who seek training in work zone traffic control. NJDOT and other agencies require a contractor to assign a supervisory-level employee with requisite onsite experience to act as the Traffic Control Coordinator (TCC) on roadway construction projects.

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