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CAIT Update, February 2021
News from the USDOT Region 2 University Transportation Center led by Rutgers CAIT.
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CAIT Seminar Series: Enhancing the Resilience of Tunnels Subject to Fire Events
On Thursday, February 25th, the Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) will host UTC partners at the University at Buffalo for a seminar discussing their latest research quantifying damage to concrete tunnel lining during fire events in order to recommend proper mitigation actions and improve the overall resilience of tunnels.
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Video: CAIT Seminar Series on Studying Damages from Hurricane Maria to Improve Future Infrastructure Resilience
On Friday, January 29th, CAIT hosted UTC partner Dr. Gustavo Pacheco-Crosetti for a seminar presentation on his work to date studying the damages from Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico in order to improve future infrastructure resilience. Watch the recording of his seminar below.
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Meet CAIT’s 2020 Outstanding Student of the Year: Prarthana Raja
At the 30th annual CUTC Awards Banquet, a UTC student from Rutgers University was recognized by CUTC as the CAIT 2020 Student of the Year. The award highlights outstanding UTC students and their accomplishments in the field of transportation.
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New Jersey, Nation May See Consumer Boom, New Workplace Dynamic in 2021
New report provides assessment of 2020’s economic journey and an outlook for 2021
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CAIT Researcher Awarded 2-Year FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant to Continue Infrastructure Resilience Work
CAIT researcher Dr. Jie Gong’s recent work has focused on promoting coastal urban community resilience, including leading remote sensing-based post-disaster reconnaissance missions during Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Harvey, and Hurricane Michael with the goal of advancing damage assessment methods and turning data into actionable resilience knowledge. Now, he will continue using innovative technology and methods to promote community resilience in this area through a new project with FEMA/NJOEM.
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CAIT Researchers Turn Damage from Hurricane Maria into Actionable Resilience Data to Help Puerto Rico Rebuild Stronger
In the years following the devastation that Hurricane Maria caused for Puerto Rico, CAIT-affiliated researchers at PUPR have been collecting field data from damaged traffic signs and bridges, testing these transportation assets to better understand their structural failures and breaking points during the storm, and now are making recommendations based on these findings that can help strengthen the resilience of the island’s overall transportation system.
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Grateful Patient Donation Enables CAIT Development of Novel Lead-Detection Technology
Grateful for the excellent medical care he received from Rutgers University physician, distinguished professor, and CAIT-affiliated researcher, Clifton R. Lacy, M.D., a New Jersey business leader has pledged an $8 million donation to fund multiple innovative public health projects at Rutgers.
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September 2020

Training

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

  • September 1, 2020September 3, 2020
  • 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.

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

Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop (Webinar)

  • September 10, 2020September 11, 2020
  • 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.

RABIT bridge robot scanning a bridge deck
Event

State-of-the-Art in the Use of Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) and Other Technologies

  • September 16, 2020
  • 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

This webinar will provide an overview of the advances in NDE technologies, especially those employing rapid and automated data collection and analysis, and benefits for bridge management stemming from periodical multi-NDE technology surveys.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • September 17, 2020September 18, 2020
  • 4:00 am–6:00 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.

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NJLTAP - Traffic Signs and Pavement Marking - Webinar

  • September 22, 2020September 23, 2020
  • 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

NJLTAP - Basic Math and Plan Reading (Webinar)

  • September 28, 2020
  • 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, 2020
  • 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.

NJSACE Fall Forum

  • October 16, 2020
  • 8:15 am–3:30 pm

Join the online workshop for the Fall Forum!

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CAIT Seminar Series: A Seminar on Port Logistics

  • October 20, 2020
  • 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.

22nd Annual NJDOT Research Showcase

  • October 28, 2020October 30, 2020
  • 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

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, 2020
  • 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 18, 2020November 19, 2020
  • 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

Pandemic Challenges and Solutions at State DOTs

  • December 3, 2020
  • 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

This webinar shares the experiences and problem-solving approaches to maintaining effective training programs that meet the needs of employees and their agencies. Learn how your agency can move from reaction to action in the during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Training

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

  • December 9, 2020December 10, 2020
  • 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.

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Effects of Exposure to Fire on Strength of Suspension Bridge Cables Over Time

  • December 9, 2020
  • 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

In this webinar, PIs will discuss work to date studying the reduction of suspension bridge cable strength over time due to fire. This includes, early findings following high-fidelity forensic investigations of structures subjected to fire, quantifying hazards associated with traffic patterns and access to cables, and more.

January 2021

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

Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop (Webinar)

  • January 12
  • 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.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • January 14
  • 3:00 am–7:00 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.

Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Program (Webinar)

  • January 26January 28
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

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

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Event

Studying Damages from Hurricane Maria to Improve Future Infrastructure Resilience

  • January 29
  • 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Following Hurricane Maria, CAIT-affiliated researchers at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico have been studying the damage, examining transportation infrastructure that failed during the storm, and developing resources to make local transportation infrastructure more resilient and prepared for future weather events.

February 2021

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Training

NJLTAP - Engineering and Traffic Studies (Webinar)

  • February 10February 11
  • 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

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

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Training

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

  • February 16
  • 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

Training

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

  • February 17
  • 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 - Traffic Signs and Pavement Markings (webinar)

  • February 17February 18
  • 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.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • February 18
  • 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.

Training

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

  • February 24
  • 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.

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.
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.
Major tunnel fires not only result in the loss of lives but can also cause property damage and long service disruptions that can result in millions of dollars lost and major socioeconomic impacts. While much research has gone into safety surrounding fire events in tunnels, less has been done in resilience.

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