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Robot Dog ‘Spot’ Makes Infrastructure Maintenance a ‘Walk in the Park’ for CAIT Researchers
Able to climb stairs, navigate rough terrain, and respond to commands, the mobile robotic dog, “Spot,” offers Rutgers CAIT researchers an autonomous technology for innovations in infrastructure maintenance and repair.
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CAIT-Affiliated Researchers Develop Intersection-Safety AI Tool as Part of Study into Traffic Impacts of the American Dream Mall
UTC partners at Rowan University conducted a study during the past year analyzing potential mobility and safety concerns of the transportation network surrounding the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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Ribbon Cutting Kicks Off Porous Concrete Sidewalk Research in Montgomery NJ
This summer local officials celebrated the grand opening of a new 2-mile asphalt trail along the Skillman Road Pathway in Montgomery Township, NJ. In partnership with NJDOT, FHWA, and Rutgers CAIT, the pathway includes areas of experimental porous concrete designed to alleviate flooding and puddling in the area.
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Rutgers Professor Wins 2021 ACECNJ Educator of the Year Award
The American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey celebrated its 50th annual Engineering Excellence Awards this July, and recognized Rutgers professor and CAIT-affiliated researcher Dr. Nenad Gucunski as its Educator of the Year.
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CAIT Associate Director Elected Vice President of Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) for 2021-2022
Dr. Patrick Szary was recently elected Vice President of CUTC for 2021-2022. Dr. Szary leads CAIT’s research efforts helping to align them with USDOT’s national vision and the needs of stakeholders in the Northeast region.
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CAIT Seminar Series: Evaluating the Mobility Impacts of American Dream Complex
On August 30th from 1 – 2 pm EST, UTC partners at Rowan University will discuss their research Evaluating the Mobility Impacts of American Dream Complex and Developing Innovative Intersection Safety Tools, as part of a presentation during the CAIT Seminar Series. Learn more and register here.
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CAIT Update, July 2021
News from the USDOT Region 2 University Transportation Center led by Rutgers CAIT.
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April 2021

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!

May 2021

Training

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.

Training

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.

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • May 12
  • 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.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • May 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.

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • May 18
  • 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.

tractor trailer truck driving through a mixed residential-industrial area
Training

NJLTAP - Roadway and Traffic Safety Improvement Program (Webinar)

  • May 18May 19
  • 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.

Training

NJDHTS- UAS Applications for Traffic Safety (Webinar)

  • May 20
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

Register today to find out how law enforcement may respond to UAS incidents, what lawful authority exists to engage a UAS operator, and how to determine if UAS operation is legal or in violation of regulations. Finally, UAS case studies will be explored with emphasis place upon personal safety and awareness.

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

Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop (Webinar)

  • May 25
  • 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.

Training

NJLTAP - Roadway and Roadside Drainage (Webinar)

  • May 25
  • 8:30 am–12:00 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 - Basic Math and Plan Reading (Webinar)

  • May 27
  • 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

NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • May 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.

June 2021

large audience attending a workshop in the CAIT auditorium
Training

NJLTAP - Construction and Project Cost Estimating for Public Works Projects (Webinar)

  • June 3
  • 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.

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • June 9
  • 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.

Training

NJLTAP - Basic Math and Plan Reading (Webinar)

  • June 10
  • 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

NJLTAP - Presenting 101: The Art of Effective Face-to-Face and Virtual Presentations

  • June 10
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am

Creating and delivering presentations is a necessary skill for many in public works, whether presenting to elected officials, residents, or colleagues. Register for this one-hour session to learn about general best practices for PowerPoint as well as tips to improve your communications skills.

NJDHTS - 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.

Training

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

  • June 22June 24
  • 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.

large audience attending a workshop in the CAIT auditorium
Training

NJLTAP - Construction and Project Cost Estimating for Public Works Projects (Webinar)

  • June 24
  • 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.

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • June 29
  • 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.

Training

NJDHTS - UAS Applications for Traffic Safety (Webinar)

  • June 30
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

Register today to find out how law enforcement may respond to UAS incidents, what lawful authority exists to engage a UAS operator, and how to determine if UAS operation is legal or in violation of regulations. Finally, UAS case studies will be explored with emphasis place upon personal safety and awareness.

July 2021

Training

NJLTAP - Slide-in Bridge Construction (Webinar)

  • July 7July 8
  • 10:00 am–12:00 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.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • July 14
  • 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.

NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • July 22
  • 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.

Training

NJLTAP - Federal-aid Responsible Charge Training (Webinar)

  • July 28July 29
  • 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

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 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
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.

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