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Permeable Pavement Can Help Alleviate Urban Heat Island Effect
A CAIT researcher has developed permeable concrete designs that are highly effective in handling heat. This pavement contains large connected pores, allowing water to drain and reducing pavement temperature. In some crowded cities, average air temperatures can be 1.8 to 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit higher than in more rural areas. High heat can increase peak demand for energy in the summertime, increase pollution, and have negative health impacts.
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Rutgers CAIT is Using VR to Improve Work Zone Training
A CAIT researcher has developed two fully-interactive virtual environments that mesh innovative VR technology with the needs of infrastructure managers. Roadside crews can step into both of these bridge and pump-station environments, and step out with the hands-on experience they need to do their jobs.
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Drones Can Help Improve Safety on our Roads
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) can potentially collect and inventory high-quality interchange asset data in a safer, faster, and smarter way than traditional on-the-ground surveys. A collaborative project between Rutgers, Rowan, and other universities that was featured in the ITE Journal recently tested this idea out.
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UTC Students and Researchers Collaborate on Infrastructure Projects in The BEAST
Earlier this month, Rutgers CAIT poured the concrete for the deck of a full-scale steel girder bridge within The BEAST as part of a project sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration. The day also brought UTC students from NJIT and Rutgers together to collaborate on the FHWA project, as well as several other leveraged research projects.
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CAIT Update, August 2019
News from the USDOT Region 2 University Transportation Center led by Rutgers CAIT. From using VR environments to improve workforce training to pouring the concrete for the deck of a full-scale steel girder bridge in The BEAST, we have had a busy month. Read more about our latest projects and accomplishments here.
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NJLTAP Will Help Develop Safety Countermeasures Workshop
NJDOT recently received a $16,000 grant through the FHWA's ASAP program. Using the money, they will partner with NJLTAP and other stakeholders to develop a workshop designed to spread and implement proven safety countermeasures, from rumble strips to roundabouts, throughout the state.
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Innovative Research Examines Impact of Pedestrian Infrastructure on People with Autism
Relatively little is known about the impact that current pedestrian infrastructure has on people with autism. By using a safe, virtual environment to examine the road-crossing behavior of adult participants, a new CAIT study aims to find out more.
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May 2019

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher

  • May 22
  • 8:00 am–1:00 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

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher

  • May 24
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

The course reviews common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle crashes and offers methods to improve the quality of data that safety colleagues rely on.

Training

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher

  • May 29
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

The course reviews common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle crashes and offers methods to improve the quality of data that safety colleagues rely on.

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Emerging Robotic Solutions for Infrastructure Management Workshop

May 30 @ 9:00 am4:15 pm
Rutgers CAIT Auditorium, 100 Brett Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8058 United States
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Maintaining the vast network of transportation infrastructure in the United States is an enormous challenge, especially since a significant percentage of these systems are nearing…

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June 2019

Training

NJLTAP - Basic Math and Plan Reading

  • June 3
  • 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

Training

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

  • June 7
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm

This session will provide an overview of state and local laws governing ADA compliance, responsibilities of facility owners and funding recipients, project requirements, and ADA standards and applications. In addition, the session will highlight the Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guide (PROWAG).

Training

NJLTAP - Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders

  • June 12
  • 8:00 am–1:00 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.

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Training

NJDHTS - Crash Analysis Tool Demonstration

  • June 12
  • 8:00 am–11:00 am

This demonstration is to provide an overview on the Crash Analysis Tool and how to use it. The 3-hour window will provide for a brief demonstration of the tool, as well as one-on-one assistance to create and save queries for future use.

driver's perspective going fast blur at night
Training

NJLTAP - Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes

  • June 13
  • 8:30 am–4:00 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. This training was developed to provide information and best practices for those involved in the design and

Training

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher

  • June 14
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

The course reviews common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle crashes and offers methods to improve the quality of data that safety colleagues rely on.

Training

NJDHTS - Police Work Zone Safety Train-The-Trainer

  • June 18June 21
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

This four-day program is designed for experienced police personnel who seek to become trainers in work zone traffic control.

Training

Understanding Recycling Economics...Contracting and Recycling in Today's Markets

  • June 19
  • 9:00 am–11:30 am

This class will discuss the global impact of Asia’s recent changes to their standards for imported commodities, and how this will impact municipal recycling operating procedures, processes, finances and operations.

Training

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher

  • June 25
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

The course reviews common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle crashes and offers methods to improve the quality of data that safety colleagues rely on.

driver's perspective going fast blur at night
Training

NJLTAP - Grant Management for Federal-aid Projects

  • June 25
  • 8:30 am–12:30 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.

nighttime work zone with police and traffic
Training

Work Zone Safety Awareness for Local Police

  • June 27
  • 8:00 am–1:00 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.

Training

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher

  • June 28
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

The course reviews common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle crashes and offers methods to improve the quality of data that safety colleagues rely on.

July 2019

Training

NJLTAP - Traffic Calming

  • July 9
  • 8:30 am–3:30 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.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher

  • July 11
  • 8:00 am–1:00 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

  • July 12
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

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.

CAIT training facility with class attendees at computer workstations and instructor at front of classroom
Training

NJDHTS - Crash Analysis Tool Demonstration

  • July 17
  • 8:00 am–11:00 am

This demonstration is to provide an overview on the Crash Analysis Tool and how to use it. The 3-hour window will provide for a brief demonstration of the tool, as well as one-on-one assistance to create and save queries for future use.

Training

NJLTAP - Roadway and Roadside Drainage

  • July 23
  • 8:30 am–3:30 pm

This course covers the examination of drainage problems, properties and effects of soil and subsurface water, and how to maintain, inspect, and install culverts among many other drainage issues.

Training

NJLTAP - Combating Roadway Departure Crashes

  • July 24
  • 8:00 am–3:30 pm

This course provides participants with some tools for addressing roadway departure crashes. Topics covered in this course include a discussion of engineering countermeasures as well as implementation strategies.

August 2019

nighttime work zone with police and traffic
Training

Work Zone Safety Awareness for Local Police

  • August 8
  • 8:00 am–1:00 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
Training

NJLTAP - Asphalt Roads: Common Maintenance Problems

  • August 12
  • 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

Training

NJLTAP - Federal-Aid Responsible Charge Training

  • August 16
  • 8:30 am–4:00 pm

This day long 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

This four-day program is designed for experienced police personnel who seek to become trainers in work zone traffic control.
This day long 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
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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