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CAIT Update, April 2021
News from the USDOT Region 2 University Transportation Center led by Rutgers CAIT.
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Notable News: Faculty Accomplishments and Activities, March 2021
Researchers at the Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation continue to conduct important work and take on new challenges in transportation during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. Here are some of our recent highlights.
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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021
The way that we think about and use transportation as it exists today has been shaped by innovative women leaders throughout history. They have contributed greatly to the safety of all modes of travel, efficiency of our transportation systems, and the development of new technology that drives transportation into the future.
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CAIT Researcher Details How the COVID-19 Pandemic Shifted Emerging Trends in Transportation and the Workplace at Large
Dean emeritus of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, Dr. James W. Hughes, has been tracking the economic impacts of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic with his series of “Fast Track Research Notes.” As recovery continues and vaccines are distributed at a larger scale, he discusses some of the shifts that have occurred and what things might look like as the state and nation rebuild their economies.
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CAIT Researcher Studies How Climate Change May Impact the Life-Cycle of Asphalt Pavement and Quantifies its Carbon Footprint
Changing global climate patterns and warming temperatures are increasing the risk and vulnerability of numerous key transportation infrastructure assets, and new research from a CAIT-affiliated researcher suggests that this may include asphalt pavements as well.
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CAIT Researcher Helps NJ Lessen Barriers to Transportation Support Services for Those with Disabilities
A new report from the New Jersey Task Force on Transportation, Mobility, and Support Service Needs of Adults with Autism, led by CAIT-affiliated researcher Dr. Cecilia Feeley, highlights and identifies State policies and programs that can be improved to help remove or lessen barriers and enhance access to transportation and secondary support services.
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March 2021

Traffic Control Coordinator Program (Webinar)

  • March 16March 18
  • 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.

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*POSTPONED* Highway Inspection Procedures for Federal-aid Projects

  • March 23
  • 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

Federal-aid Requirements and LPA Stewardship (Webinar)

  • March 24March 26
  • 10:00 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.

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

  • March 24March 25
  • 5:00 pm–7:00 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.

city intersection with crosswalk and signals on a hot summer day
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NJLTAP - Grant Management for Federal-aid Projects (Webinar)

  • March 25
  • 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.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
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Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • March 30
  • 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.

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NJLTAP - Traffic Calming (Webinar)

  • March 30April 1
  • 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Do you need to know when, where, and how to place things such as speed bumps or signage to slow down traffic on your local roadways? Traffic calming uses physical design and other measures to improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

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NJLTAP - Federal-aid Responsible Charge Training (Webinar)

  • March 31April 1
  • 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

April 2021

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

  • April 5
  • 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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NJLTAP - Conducting Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity Inspection - Webinar

  • April 6April 7
  • 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.

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NJLTAP - Slide-in Bridge Construction (Webinar)

  • April 6April 7
  • 1:30 pm–3:30 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.

nighttime work zone with police and traffic
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NJDHTS - Work Zone Safety Awareness for Local Police (Webinar)

  • April 8
  • 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.

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

  • April 8April 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.

tractor trailer truck driving through a mixed residential-industrial area
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NJLTAP - Roadway and Traffic Safety Improvement Program (Webinar)

  • April 13April 14
  • 10:00 am–12:00 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.

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

  • April 13April 15
  • 5:00 pm–7:00 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.

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • April 16
  • 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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2021 Work Zone Safety Conference

  • April 21
  • 8:30 am–1:00 pm

Register today for the New Jersey Work Zone Safety Conference! This conference promotes work zone safety awareness on local and state roadways for a multi-disciplinary audience of construction, engineering, public safety, maintenance and operations personnel.

Roadway being paved with High Friction Surface Treatment
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NJLTAP - Asphalt Roads: Common Maintenance Problems (Webinar)

  • April 23
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm

The course material reviews the importance of preventive maintenance to the life of an asphalt pavement. The material will help the student identify common asphalt distress, the cause of the distress, and the appropriate treat

Traffic Control Coordinator Program (Webinar)

  • April 27April 29
  • 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.

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • April 28
  • 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.

NJLTAP - Low-Volume Pavement Design (Webinar)

  • April 28
  • 10:00 am–11:30 am

Most local roads and streets are low-volume, but are not actually designed. In this webinar, we will provide an overview of geometric and thickness design of roads and streets with less than 2,000 vehicles per day. Register today!

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NJLTAP - Federal-aid Responsible Charge Training (Webinar)

  • April 29April 30
  • 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

May 2021

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

  • May 4May 6
  • 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.

freshly paved road
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NJLTAP - Principles of Paving (Webinar)

  • May 6May 7
  • 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.

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

  • May 7
  • 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 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.
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 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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