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CAIT Update, August 2020
News from the USDOT Region 2 University Transportation Center led by Rutgers CAIT.
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CAIT Seminar Series: State-of-the-Art in the Use of Nondestructive Evaluation and Other Technologies for Comprehensive Assessment of Concrete Bridges
On Wednesday, September 16th, from 2-3 pm, Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) will host the next installment of its ongoing seminar series on the state of the art in nondestructive evaluation (NDE) and other technologies for the assessment of concrete bridges. CAIT-affiliated researcher Dr. Nenad Gucunski will lead the discussion.
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CAIT Associate Director Elected Secretary of Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) for 2020-2021
The Associate Director of CAIT, Dr. Patrick Szary, has served on the executive committee of CUTC previously as well as playing an instrumental role in both leading CAIT’s research in aligning with the national vision of USDOT while also engaging regional stakeholders and developing the Center as a dynamic resource in the NJ/NJ area.
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CAIT-affiliated Researcher Wins DARPA Young Faculty Award
The DARPA Young Faculty Award works to identify and engage rising stars in research, and help them develop research ideas within the context of national security needs. CAIT-affiliated researcher Dr. Javanmard won the award this year.
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Notable News: Faculty Accomplishments and Activities, August 2020
Amid restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the region, researchers at the Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation have still been able to conduct important work and take on new challenges in transportation—highlighted by recent media coverage and virtual events.
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Participate in Columbia’s Survey on How Travel Patterns Are Affected By COVID-19
Researchers at University Transportation Center (UTC) partner school, Columbia University, are conducting a survey to better understand people’s travel pattern changes before and after the pandemic to ultimately help improve transit service.
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CAIT-affiliated Researcher Uses Augmented Reality And Autonomous Technology to Analyze the Edenville Dam Break
Using cutting edge technology stemming from augmented reality and connected vehicles, a CAIT researcher presents a potential new way to analyze infrastructure failures despite a lack of available data — as was the case in the Edenville Dam failure.
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NJ Maintains Economic Momentum, Defying National Trend
Rutgers researchers also expect pandemic-driven changes to the housing market, with shift to “live, work, play habitat.”
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UTC Partners Collaborate on NSF Project to Improve AI Systems and Machine Learning
Five students from Atlantic Cape Community College will be joining researchers from Rowan University to investigate potential improvements to artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms—with the goal of further developing these technologies to learn from and adapt to a perpetually changing environment.
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Video: CAIT Seminar Series on Geotechnical Asset Management
On August 24th from 3-4 pm, the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) hosted Mark Vessely, P.E., principal engineer with BGC Engineering for a presentation on geotechnical asset management.
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September 2020

pedestrian crossing sign and road markings

NJLTAP - Traffic Signs and Pavement Marking - Webinar

  • September 22September 23
  • 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

This course reviews the basic regulations and engineering guidelines for the installation of pavement markings and properly establishing and posting regulatory, warning, and guide signs. If you are looking to better understand the concepts and principles behind signage, register today!

Training

NJDHTS- UAS Applications for Traffic Safety (Webinar)

  • September 23September 24
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

Register today to find out howe 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.

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

NJLTAP - Grant Management for Federal-aid Projects (Webinar)

  • September 23
  • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Are you a recipient of a Federal Aid grant? Effective and efficient “management” of the funds received from such a grant is critical to insuring future eligibility and reimbursement. This course highlights key requirements and responsibilities that must be met as a condition to the grant.

Training

NJLTAP - Basic Math and Plan Reading (Webinar)

  • September 28
  • 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

October 2020

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Training

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

  • October 5
  • 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.

Roadway being paved with High Friction Surface Treatment
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NJLTAP - Pavement Management (Webinar)

  • October 8October 9
  • 8:30 am–12:00 pm

This course provides the basics for developing a road surface management program to help local governments manage their pavements by providing an understanding of the concept and importance of road surface inventories and condition surveys. A review of the basic components of flexible and rigid pavements is discussed.

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

  • October 14October 15
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

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.

Traffic Control Coordinator Program (Webinar)

  • October 20October 22
  • 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.

text on roadway
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NJLTAP - Highway Inspection Procedures for Federal-aid Projects (Webinar)

  • October 20
  • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

This course is designed specifically for project engineers, project inspectors, supervisors and those in responsible charge of federal aid construction projects. It presents essential requirements and procedures for insuring conformance with contract plans and specifications including records and documentation necessary to

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CAIT Seminar Series: A Seminar on Port Logistics

  • October 20
  • 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

This webinar will provide insights on how the US ports compare to global developments on the above aspects, with emphasis on the role of public sector officials and on governing the relationship between public sector and international companies operating in a global environmental.

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

NJLTAP - Grant Management for Federal-aid Projects (Webinar)

  • October 21
  • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Are you a recipient of a Federal Aid grant? Effective and efficient “management” of the funds received from such a grant is critical to insuring future eligibility and reimbursement. This course highlights key requirements and responsibilities that must be met as a condition to the grant.

22nd Annual NJDOT Research Showcase

  • October 28October 30
  • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

This years NJDOT Research Showcase is going virtual! Register today to hear about the latest innovations from all over the state!

November 2020

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • November 12November 13
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

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.

freshly paved road
Training

NJLTAP - Principles of Paving (Webinar)

  • November 16November 17
  • 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.

Video announcing the research on pedestrian infrastructure and autism.
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Celebrating 10 years of the Transportation Autism Project at CAIT

  • November 16
  • 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

October 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the Transportation Autism Project at CAIT. This webinar focuses on the first ten years of innovative work from the Center making transportation accessible for those on the autism spectrum.

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

Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop (Webinar)

  • November 18November 19
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

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

December 2020

Traffic Control Coordinator Program (Webinar)

  • December 1December 3
  • 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.

Training

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

  • December 9December 10
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

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.

This course reviews the basic regulations and engineering guidelines for the installation of pavement markings and properly establishing and posting regulatory, warning, and guide signs. If you are looking to better understand the concepts and principles behind signage, register today!
Register today to find out howe 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.
Are you a recipient of a Federal Aid grant? Effective and efficient “management” of the funds received from such a grant is critical to insuring future eligibility and reimbursement. This course highlights key requirements and responsibilities that must be met as a condition to the grant.

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