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CAIT Associate Director Talks Artificial Intelligence and Drone Safety at 5th Annual UAS Conference in Cape May
The three-day event featured panelists from NASA, FAA, universities, industry, and more including associate director of Rutgers CAIT Dr. Pat Szary who presented on the safety and security roles that AI might play in the future of air mobility. A major theme of the event was addressing next steps in further implementing UAS.
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CAIT Update, October 2019
News from the USDOT Region 2 University Transportation Center led by Rutgers CAIT.
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Porous Parking Lots Help Relieve Flooding and Enhance Ecosystem in Linden NJ
By using Stormwater Green Infrastructure such as rain gardens and more recently porous parking lots, a CAIT-affiliated researcher is leading the way in building and implementing these environmentally-friendly measures to help control flooding events for at-risk neighborhoods.
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CAIT Rail & Transit Program Leads the Way on PTC Research for Passenger Terminals
Prior research focusing on end-of-track collision risk management is limited. Part of an ongoing project to study passenger-terminal safety and end-of-track collision prevention strategies, CAIT researchers have published two papers: one analyzing Positive Train Control implementation with a focus on Concept of Operations, and the second providing a cost-benefit analysis.
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CAIT Researcher Develops Mechanism for Evaluating Airfield Pavement Conditions
New research from Rutgers CAIT is examining the consistency and relationship of three Pavement Condition Indexes. Analyzing them can result in more durable and sustainable airfield pavement in the long-term, and has the potential to help find improvements to the current practices in airfield-pavement management systems.
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CAIT Research Validates that Street Smart Program is Making NJ Safer
A two-part study conducted by Rutgers CAIT compared rates of unsafe pedestrian and driver behaviors before and after Street Smart NJ campaigns were implemented. The results prove the effectiveness of the program and provide new data for future decision making.
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UTC Partner Launches Drone Degree to Help Students Enter Billion-Dollar Industry
Starting this fall semester, Atlantic Cape Community College will welcome students into its new drone degree program, where they will learn the ins-and-outs of being a UAS technician and gain valuable certifications along the way.
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NJIT is Helping Agencies Save Money with Research on Best Rapid-Repair Materials
By subjecting samples of “repaired” concrete to 300 cycles of freezing and thawing, UTC partners at NJIT can simulate the freeze-thaw damage that concrete will see over a lifetime. They are developing a guideline on freeze-thaw damage and rapid-repair materials that will give agencies the tools to select the right materials, save money, and improve system resiliency.
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Studying the Damage from Hurricane Maria Can Make Future Infrastructure More Resilient
Hurricane Maria left devastating effects on Puerto Rico when the storm struck in 2017, with NOAA's Office for Coastal Management totaling the damage at $90 billion. Now, research from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico is examining ways to make pedestrian and traffic infrastructure more resilient in the area.
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October 2019

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Training

NJDHTS - Crash Analysis Tool Demonstration

  • October 16
  • 8:00 am–11:00 am

This demonstration is to provide an overview on the Crash Analysis Tool and how to use it. The 3-hour window will provide for a brief demonstration of the tool, as well as one-on-one assistance to create and save queries for future use.

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Training

NJLTAP - Construction and Project Cost Estimating for Public Works Projects

  • October 16
  • 8:30 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.

Training

NJLTAP - Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders

  • October 17
  • 8:00 am–1:00 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.

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A Training Course on Ground Improvement Methods

  • October 21October 22
  • 8:30 am–5:00 pm

Presented by Jerry A. DiMaggio at Rutgers CAIT, this 2-day course will outline the best practices for dealing with poor ground conditions at the job site. DiMaggio will demonstrate more than 50 modern ground improvement methods that can used in various forms of urban construction.

Event

21st Annual NJDOT Research Showcase

  • October 23
  • 8:30 am–3:00 pm

Join us at the 21st Annual NJDOT Research Showcase! This is a wonderful opportunity for the New Jersey transportation community to learn about the broad scope of academic research initiatives underway and share technology transfer activities being conducted by institutions of higher education partners and their associates.

Training

NJLTAP - Equipment and Worker Safety

  • October 24
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

This course is intended to provide instruction to entry level participants and a refresher for experienced participants on a variety of construction industry safety and health standards. This training effort is aimed at promoting workplace safety and health.

Clean Communities into 2020

  • October 24
  • 8:30 am–12:00 pm

Come learn about how you can get your municipality involved in the Clean Communities 2020 program!

city intersection with crosswalk and signals on a hot summer day
Training

NJLTAP - Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes

  • October 25
  • 8:30 am–4:00 pm

This training is designed to ensure that pedestrian facilities and access routes, in particular curb ramps, along our roadways are properly design and constructed for all individuals, including those with disabilities. This training was developed to provide information and best practices for those involved in the design and

Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Program

  • October 29November 1
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

This four-day program is designed for experienced highway work zone personnel who seek training in work zone traffic control.

Clean Communities into 2020

  • October 29
  • 8:30 am–12:00 pm

Come learn about how you can get your municipality involved in the Clean Communities 2020 program!

Training

NJLTAP Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian Workshop

  • October 31
  • 8:00 am–4:30 pm

Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian is a Federal Highway Administration Every Day Counts initiative designed to provide an overview of the pedestrian safety crossing problem and provide resources for addressing it. The “Spectacular 7” safety treatments to address pedestrian safety crossing problems will be reviewed.

November 2019

Training

NJLTAP - Basic Math and Plan Reading

  • November 4
  • 8:30 am–12:30 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

NJLTAP Modern Roundabouts: Intersections Designed for Safety Workshop

  • November 6
  • 8:00 am–4:30 pm

This course highlights the benefits of modern roundabouts and gives participants the fundamental knowledge needed to plan and consider applying roundabout intersection projects in their area.

Training

NJLTAP - Compliance to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the Public Right-

  • November 8
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm

This session will provide an overview of state and local laws governing ADA compliance, responsibilities of facility owners and funding recipients, project requirements, and ADA standards and applications. In addition, the session will highlight the Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guide (PROWAG).

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Training

NJDHTS - Crash Analysis Tool Demonstration

  • November 13
  • 8:00 am–11:00 am

This demonstration is to provide an overview on the Crash Analysis Tool and how to use it. The 3-hour window will provide for a brief demonstration of the tool, as well as one-on-one assistance to create and save queries for future use.

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

Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop

  • November 14
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

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

Training

NJLTAP - Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders

  • November 21
  • 8:00 am–1:00 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.

city intersection with crosswalk and signals on a hot summer day
Training

NJLTAP - Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes

  • November 22
  • 8:30 am–4:00 pm

This training is designed to ensure that pedestrian facilities and access routes, in particular curb ramps, along our roadways are properly design and constructed for all individuals, including those with disabilities. This training was developed to provide information and best practices for those involved in the design and

December 2019

Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Program

  • December 3December 6
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

This four-day program is designed for experienced highway work zone personnel who seek training in work zone traffic control.

vehicle passing through work zone
Training

NJLTAP- Work Zone Safety Awareness for Road Departments

  • December 5
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

This course, similar to our Work Zone Safety Awareness Program, is specifically being offered to New Jersey municipal and county public works and utilities participants who require an overview of working safely in the roadway.

Training

NJLTAP - Slide-in Bridge Construction

  • December 6
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm

Slide-in bridge construction (SIBC) is one of several accelerated bridge construction (ABC) technologies being advanced by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Compared to more traditional methods of bridge construction, and due to its shorter work zone durations and reduced impacts on traffic, SIBC has many benefits.

CAIT training facility with class attendees at computer workstations and instructor at front of classroom
Training

NJDHTS - Crash Analysis Tool Demonstration

  • December 11
  • 8:00 am–11:00 am

This demonstration is to provide an overview on the Crash Analysis Tool and how to use it. The 3-hour window will provide for a brief demonstration of the tool, as well as one-on-one assistance to create and save queries for future use.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher

  • December 17
  • 8:00 am–1:00 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.

city intersection with crosswalk and signals on a hot summer day
Training

NJLTAP - Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes

  • December 18
  • 8:30 am–4:00 pm

This training is designed to ensure that pedestrian facilities and access routes, in particular curb ramps, along our roadways are properly design and constructed for all individuals, including those with disabilities. This training was developed to provide information and best practices for those involved in the design and

January 2020

Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Program

  • January 7, 2020January 10, 2020
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

This four-day program is designed for experienced highway work zone personnel who seek training in work zone traffic control.

This demonstration is to provide an overview on the Crash Analysis Tool and how to use it. The 3-hour window will provide for a brief demonstration of the tool, as well as one-on-one assistance to create and save queries for future use.
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.
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.

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