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BEAST Lab Featured as ‘EDC Innovation of the Month’ for UHPC Bridge Preservation & Repair Research
CAIT’s BEAST Lab has been testing a full-scale, 50-ft. bridge deck for a project sponsored by the FHWA to learn about how the bridge deteriorates under exposure to extreme environmental conditions and traffic loading — and to evaluate emerging bridge preservation technologies such as UHPC.
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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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UTC Partner Wins NSF CAREER Award for Concrete Research
Dr. Matthew Bandelt, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a CAIT University Transportation Center partner, won the award to continue his research studying the use of highly ductile concrete materials in structural systems.
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UB engineers study tunnels for fire safety
University at Buffalo engineers, and CAIT UTC partners, Dr. Negar Elhami-Khorasani and Dr. Anthony Tessari are looking at how to improve fire safety in tunnels.
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Rutgers CAIT To Host Annual NJ Work Zone Safety Conference on April 7th
Ahead of National Work Zone Awareness Week, Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation will host the annual New Jersey Work Zone Safety Conference on Thursday, April 7th, from 8:30 am to 1 pm.
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CAIT Celebrates International Women’s Day and Women Leaders in Transportation Research
On Tuesday, March 8th, CAIT celebrated International Women’s Day with a special edition of its seminar series that showcased some of the latest achievements and research of women leaders in transportation. Speakers from NJTPA, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, and Princeton University shared their work.
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CAIT Update, April 2022
News from the USDOT Region 2 University Transportation Center led by Rutgers CAIT.
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May 2022

NJLTAP - A Safe System Based Framework for Assessing Intersections (Webinar)

  • May 17
  • 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

The Safe System assessment of an intersection can serve as an additional metric to show alternatives analysis and identify an optimal solution for an intersection. In this webinar, you will learn about the SSI framework and explore the potential to apply the methodology within the decision-making process for intersections.

In-Person Event -NJLTAP - Implementing a TZD Strategy at the Local Level

  • May 18
  • 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.

NJLTAP - Implementing a Safe System Approach (Webinar)

  • May 19
  • 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

In this webinar, you will learn about strategies that state and local transportation agencies are implementing to advance the Safe System approach with focus on the Safe Roads and Safe Speed elements.

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In-Person Event - NJLTAP - Slide in Bridge Construction

  • May 20
  • 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.

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

  • May 23
  • 8:30 am–12:30 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!

In-Person Event - NJLTAP - Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes

  • May 25
  • 8:30 am–3:30 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.

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • May 26
  • 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 2022

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Middlesex)

  • June 2
  • 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.

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Green Infrastructure and Porous Asphalt Seminar

  • June 7
  • 9:30 am–12:00 pm

NJ LTAP invites you to attend this virtual seminar on Green Infrastructure and Porous Asphalt, that is designed to inform attendees about the uses, installation, and maintenance of porous asphalt. Expert speakers will explore how porous pavement applies to stormwater regulations and green infrastructure.

In-Person Event - NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Mercer)

  • June 8
  • 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.

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

  • June 9
  • 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.

In-Person Event - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Monmouth)

  • June 15
  • 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.

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.

In-Person Event - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Union)

  • June 23
  • 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.

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Infrastructure Resilience Planning

  • June 24
  • 9:30 am–4:00 pm

This course is for Engineers, Architects and Business Managers who have responsibility for the operation, state of good repair and reliability of transportation system infrastructure assets and who will benefit from knowledge about various resiliency planning strategies.

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NJDHTS - Work Zone Safety Train-the-Trainer for Police

  • June 28June 30
  • 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.

July 2022

Federal-aid Requirements and LPA Stewardship (Webinar)

  • July 7July 8
  • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

This program will review the cradle to grave process of federal-aid programs, from planning and project concept, plans, specifications, estimates and bidding, and construction. The intent of this course is to assist local agencies with proper federal-aid compliance.

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

  • July 12
  • 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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Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • July 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.

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

  • July 13
  • 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.

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NJLTAP - Federal-aid Responsible Charge Training (Webinar)

  • July 14July 15
  • 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

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

  • July 26
  • 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

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

  • July 27July 28
  • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

This workshop is designed to assist local governments with an understanding of the basic minimum requirements for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to ensure our roadways’ pedestrian network is accessible to all pedestrians.

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

  • July 28
  • 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.

August 2022

Webinar - NJLTAP - Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes

  • August 9August 10
  • 9:00 am–12:00 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.

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.
Pavement Management Systems provides the basics for developing a pavement management system to help local governments manage their pavement network by providing an understanding of the concept and importance of road surface inventories and condition surveys.
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.

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