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CAIT Researcher Validates Paratransit Skills Assessment and Wins TRB Best Paper Award at 2020 Annual Meeting
A recent paper from Rutgers CAIT validated the Paratransit Skills Assessment and found it can predict an individual’s ability to use paratransit services with greater than 96% accuracy. Designed to help adults on the autism spectrum, the test is a first step toward helping these people use vital transportation services that connect them with friends, family, educational opportunities, health care services, and more.
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CAIT Update, January 2020
News from the USDOT Region 2 University Transportation Center led by Rutgers CAIT
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USDOT UTC Region 2 Researchers Win Awards, Present, and More at 99th Annual TRB Meeting
Transportation professionals from around the world came together last week to share research, discuss the future of the industry, network, and more. Among them, researchers from CAIT shared their own work ranging from autonomous vehicles and accessibility to preventing tunnel fires.
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Partners Recognized Among the Nation’s Most Diverse Through Inaugural ASEE Award
A total of 75 university engineering programs nationwide were honored in ASEE’s inaugural Diversity Award class, and both the University at Buffalo and Rutgers School of Engineering were among an elite group to receive “exemplary” standing.
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CAIT and NJ LTAP Director Receives ARTBA Award for Administrative Leadership
Janet Leli has been with CAIT since its inception and has contributed to its success over the years through taking on leadership positions and other efforts to advance the transportation field. She was recognized for these contributions at the CUTC Award Banquet before the TRB 2020 meeting.
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Meet CAIT’s 2019 Outstanding Student of the Year: Noah Thibodeaux
At the CUTC Awards Banquet prior to TRB, a student from UTC partner school NJIT was recognized as CAIT's Student of the Year. The award highlights outstanding UTC students and their accomplishments in the field of transportation.
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Using Artificial Intelligence to Detect and Analyze Railroad Trespassing Incidents
CAIT-affiliated researchers were featured in a recently-released issue of TR News for their work deploying artificial intelligence to help detect and analyze railroad trespassing events, utilizing an innovative solution to address one of the biggest challenges faced by the industry today.
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TRB Guide: See Presentations, Posters, and More from Rutgers CAIT Researchers at TRB
The 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board will feature transportation professionals from around the world for a week of presentations, posters, meetings, awards, networking, and more. Use this schedule to find out when and where researchers from Rutgers CAIT will be discussing their own work.
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November 2019

Training

NJLTAP - Basic Math and Plan Reading

  • November 4, 2019
  • 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

NJLTAP Modern Roundabouts: Intersections Designed for Safety Workshop

  • November 6, 2019
  • 8:00 am–4:30 pm

This course highlights the benefits of modern roundabouts and gives participants the fundamental knowledge needed to plan and consider applying roundabout intersection projects in their area.

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Training

NJDHTS - Crash Analysis Tool Demonstration

  • November 13, 2019
  • 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.

Long Island Rail Road
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Rutgers Rail & Transit Seminar Series: A Presentation from Long Island Rail Road

  • November 15, 2019
  • 12:30 pm–2:00 pm

At this free seminar, leaders from the Long Island Rail Road's (LIRR) Track Standards and Specifications Department will discuss their commitment to innovation in the railroad industry, the latest engineering skills and industry knowledge, and some of the company’s most recent and innovative work.

Training

NJLTAP - Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders

  • November 21, 2019
  • 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.

December 2019

Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Program

  • December 3, 2019December 6, 2019
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

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

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Training

NJDHTS - Crash Analysis Tool Demonstration

  • December 11, 2019
  • 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.

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Training

NJLTAP - Highway Inspection Procedures for Federal-aid Projects

  • December 11, 2019
  • 8:30 am–12:30 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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Training

NJLTAP - Grant Management for Federal-aid Projects

  • December 16, 2019
  • 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.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher

  • December 17, 2019
  • 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.

city intersection with crosswalk and signals on a hot summer day
Training

NJLTAP - Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes

  • December 18, 2019
  • 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.

January 2020

Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Program

  • January 7January 10
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

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

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Training

Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop

  • January 14
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

The Work Zone Safety Awareness Program is offered to participants who require an overview of working safely in the roadway.

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Training

Municipal Engineering Construction Inspection Part One

  • January 15

This three-day course is held on consecutive Wednesdays in January and is designed for municipal engineering inspectors who want to improve their overall background in proper inspection of public and private construction movements in the State of New Jersey.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher

  • January 17
  • 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.

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

NJDHTS - Crash Analysis Tool Demonstration

  • January 22
  • 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.

Proven Safety Countermeasures Workshop

  • January 28
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

Is your local public agency trying to find new ways to address roadway departure, pedestrian and bicycle crashes, or intersection issues? Register for this course to learn about all the tools available and proven safety country measures you can employ today!

February 2020

Training

NJLTAP - Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders

  • February 6
  • 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.

Ethical Decisions for Engineers

  • February 7
  • 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Whether you work in the private sector or with a government agency, this class will help you solve the ethical decisions you and your fellow engineers encounter.

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Training

Municipal Engineering Construction Inspection Part Two

  • February 12
  • 8:30 am–3:00 pm

This three-day course held on consecutive Wednesdays in February is designed for municipal engineering inspectors who want to improve their overall background in proper inspection of public and private construction movements in the State of New Jersey.

Proven Safety Countermeasures Workshop

  • February 13
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

Is your local public agency trying to find new ways to address roadway departure, pedestrian and bicycle crashes, or intersection issues? Register for this course to learn about all the tools available and proven safety country measures you can employ today!

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

NJDHTS - Crash Analysis Tool Demonstration

  • February 19
  • 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.

construction engineer looking a plans next to some heavy equipment
Training

Municipal Engineering Construction Inspection Part Two

  • February 19
  • 8:30 am–3:00 pm

This three-day course held on consecutive Wednesdays in February is designed for municipal engineering inspectors who want to improve their overall background in proper inspection of public and private construction movements in the State of New Jersey.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher

  • February 20
  • 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.

closeup of asphalt pavement and yellow lines
Training

NJLTAP - Engineering and Traffic Studies

  • February 21
  • 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. 

This four-day program is designed for experienced highway work zone personnel who seek training in work zone traffic control.
This three-day course held on consecutive Wednesdays in February is designed for municipal engineering inspectors who want to improve their overall background in proper inspection of public and private construction movements in the State of New Jersey.
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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