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Youth in STEM Program Kicks Off Year 3 With High-Tech Tours at Rutgers CAIT
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CAIT’s DataCity Part of $26M NSF Grant to Develop a Center for Smart Streetscapes
Led by UTC partner school Columbia University, this grant will develop a new Center for Smart Streetscapes in collaboration with four universities including Rutgers. CAIT’s DataCity lab will conduct mobility data collection to enable new services and novel technology developments.
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CAIT Researchers Create Artificial Intelligence-Aided Railroad Trespassing Detection Tool
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ASCE Features NYC Digital Twin Research By UTC Partners at Columbia
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CAIT Researcher Wins ASCE Huber Prize Recognizing His Research Achievements
Dr. Hao Wang was recognized by ASCE with a Huber Prize this year for his innovative research developing sustainable, durable, resilient, and smart pavement systems.
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UTC Research Investigates Ways to Streamline Truck Traffic and Cargo Movements at JFK International Airport
Research with GatewayJFK and JFK International Airport analyzed the benefits of an airport-wide Truck Flow Management System to coordinate truck traffic and cargo movements throughout the airport and surrounding region.
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CAIT Associate Director Elected President of Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) for 2022-2023
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CAIT to Lead Workforce Training Effort as Part of National Center for Rural Road Safety
The National Center for Rural Road Safety is a leading resource to help transportation agencies reduce deaths on their roadways. As it heads into its second tenure, the Center recently announced a new approach and team to help address the needs of local agencies and rural transportation practitioners.
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CAIT Researchers Evaluate New Technology and Equipment to Help NJ Enhance and Monitor Pavement Condition in the State
Inaccurate network pavement data can impact pavement management decisions such as roadway repairs and more. CAIT researchers at the Rutgers Asphalt Pavement Lab are working with NJDOT to test new pavement inspection equipment and locations to ensure data is accurate and representative of roads in New Jersey.
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CAIT Awarded Bridge Resource Program Contract to Support NJDOT in Structural Asset Management Research
The BRP is aimed at preserving bridges in the state, enhancing the condition of key transportation infrastructure, and developing new technologies to help engineers build with resilience in mind.
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October 2022

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • October 6
  • 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.

vehicle passing through work zone
Training

NJLTAP- Work Zone Safety Awareness for Road Departments (Webinar)

  • October 7
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

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.

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

NJLTAP - Roadway and Traffic Safety Improvement Program (Webinar)

  • October 13
  • 8:30 am–12:30 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.

freshly paved road
Training

In Person Event - NJLTAP - Principles of Paving

  • October 14
  • 8:30 am–3:30 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.

closeup of asphalt pavement and yellow lines
Training

In-Person Event - NJLTAP - Engineering and Traffic Studies

  • October 17
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm

This course will review basic concepts in probability and statistics and their application in designing traffic control features and regulating traffic. 

Traffic Control Coordinator Program (Webinar)

  • October 18October 20
  • 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.

NJSACE Fall Forum

  • October 21
  • 8:15 am–3:30 pm

Join the online workshop for the Fall Forum!

Event

24th Annual NJDOT Research Showcase

  • October 26
  • 8:30 am–2:45 pm

The Annual New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Research Showcase is an opportunity for New Jersey’s transportation community to experience the broad scope of ongoing academic research initiatives and share technology transfer activities being conducted by institutions of higher education and their associates.

Roadway being paved with High Friction Surface Treatment
Training

In-Person Event - NJLTAP - Pavement Management

  • October 28
  • 8:30 am–3:30 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.

Training

In Person Event - NJLTAP - Basic Math and Plan Reading

  • October 30
  • 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

November 2022

In-Person Event – NJLTAP - Winter Maintenance Snow and Ice Control

  • November 1
  • 8:30 am–3:30 pm

This three module training workshop will cover the full range of snow and ice removal and control, including program development, planning, pre-season activities, in-season operations, post storm activities, and post season activities.

NJLTAP - Implementing a TZD Strategy at the Local Level (Webinar)

  • November 3
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm

This workshop will introduce the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) road safety strategy, and teach Participants will learn the implementation steps for TZD on local roads and understand the proactive steps to take to start a zero deaths program in their municipality or county, as well as where to find additional resources for TZD.

large audience attending a workshop in the CAIT auditorium
Training

In Person Event - NJLTAP - Construction and Project Cost Estimating for Public Works

  • November 7
  • 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 (Webinar)

  • November 16
  • 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.

nighttime work zone with police and traffic
Training

CAIT - Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop (Webinar)

  • November 17
  • 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. This course is vital for personnel who are required to set up short-term work zones or are assigned to long-term projects, to ensure compliance with the national MUTCD standards.

pedestrian crossing sign and road markings

In-Person Event - NJLTAP - Traffic Signs and Pavement Markings

  • November 21
  • 8:30 am–3:30 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!

December 2022

Training

NJLTAP - Conducting Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity Inspection - Webinar

  • December 1December 2
  • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Conducting Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity Inspection will provide online training for field inspectors to perform traffic sign retroreflectivity inspection using the approved methods by the FHWA for agencies responsible for sign maintenance.

Traffic Control Coordinator Program (Webinar)

  • December 6December 8
  • 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.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • December 14
  • 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.

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.
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.
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.

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