UTC Research Featured in ‘TRB Weekly’ for Breakthrough Electrified Pavement Design that Supports EV Charging
An innovative, electrified-pavement design created by Rutgers researchers can enable efficient Electric-Vehicle charging and has the potential to help transform roadways into sustainable energy sources in the future.
CAIT Researcher Trains NJ Agencies on Statewide Resilience Planning Using New Technology
Dr. Jie Gong gave a 3-hour course earlier this fall on statewide infrastructure resilience to storms, flooding, and other natural disasters at the NJ Regional Intelligence Operation Center.
Rutgers Student Wins NJDOT Award for Innovative Pothole Research
At the 24th Annual NJDOT Research Showcase, Rutgers student Xiao Chen won the Outstanding University Student in Transportation Research Award for his work on the NJDOT project “Innovative Pothole Repair Materials and Techniques.”
Rutgers Asphalt Team Passes National NCAT Certification for Pavement Smoothness Testing
This certification meets AASHTO standards and further validates equipment used in the lab to support ongoing CAIT efforts to monitor and maintain New Jersey’s pavement network in partnership with NJDOT.
UTC Partners at NJIT Host Campus Tour for STEM Students
Leveraging its network of resources and partners as the Region 2 USDOT University Transportation Center, CAIT set up STEM tours with NJIT this fall for its students in the Rutgers Youth Success Program.
CAIT Develops Flood Risk & Resilience Analysis Tool With US Virgin Islands
Working with the University of the Virgin Islands, Rutgers CAIT researchers have developed a Flood Risk and Resilience Analysis Tool that can be used to quantitatively assess and visualize risk for roadways and other infrastructure susceptible to flooding and storms.
UTC Research Provides Guidelines on Recycled Concrete Aggregate Implementation
As demand for this material grows, it is important for the construction industry to understand RCA and how its applicability to different projects can vary based on its production. UTC partners at NJIT, in collaboration with NYC DOT, investigated this knowledge gap.
Transportation Stakeholders Tour Pavement Lab and Facilities at CAIT
This fall, CAIT hosted multiple guests for tours of its Rutgers Asphalt Pavement Lab and other innovative labs and facilities on campus. From stakeholders at transportation agencies to state legislators, CAIT showcased some of the impactful research happening at our labs.

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September 2022

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • September 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.

Hydrogen Energy Workshop announcement

Hydrogen Energy Workshop

  • September 30
  • 8:00 am–6:00 pm

An inaugural forum on hydrogen energy technologies and policy to encourage collaboration and innovative project development, foster public/private partnerships, and support state governments in meeting clean energy, resilience, and environmental justice goals—with a focus on opportunities for Northeast states.

October 2022

vehicle passing through work zone

NJLTAP- Work Zone Safety Awareness for Road Departments (Webinar)

  • October 7
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

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.

tractor trailer truck driving through a mixed residential-industrial area

NJLTAP - Roadway and Traffic Safety Improvement Program (Webinar)

  • October 13
  • 8:30 am–12:30 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.

freshly paved road

In Person Event - NJLTAP - Principles of Paving

  • October 14
  • 8:30 am–3:30 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.

closeup of asphalt pavement and yellow lines

In-Person Event - NJLTAP - Engineering and Traffic Studies

  • October 17
  • 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. 

Road ecology: Are we taking the right turns?

  • October 18
  • 10:30 am–12:00 pm

 There are an estimated one to two million collisions between cars and large animals every year in the United States, This webinar will help teach state and local transportation agencies meet the needs of the traveling public, maintain human safety, and conserve wildlife.


In Person Event - NJLTAP - Basic Math and Plan Reading

  • October 20
  • 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 include reading notes, determining quantities and understanding topography, basic Geometry, area and volume. Road Foreman, Inspectors and Cre

NJSACE Fall Forum

  • October 21
  • 8:15 am–3:30 pm

Join the online workshop for the Fall Forum!


24th Annual NJDOT Research Showcase

  • October 26
  • 8:30 am–2:45 pm

The Annual New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Research Showcase is an opportunity for New Jersey’s transportation community to experience the broad scope of ongoing academic research initiatives and share technology transfer activities being conducted by institutions of higher education and their associates.

Roadway being paved with High Friction Surface Treatment

In-Person Event - NJLTAP - Pavement Management

  • October 28
  • 8:30 am–3:30 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.

November 2022

In-Person Event – NJLTAP - Winter Maintenance Snow and Ice Control

  • November 1
  • 8:30 am–3:30 pm

This three module training workshop will cover the full range of snow and ice removal and control, including program development, planning, pre-season activities, in-season operations, post storm activities, and post season activities.

In-Person Event - NJLTAP - Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes

  • November 2
  • 8:30 am–3:30 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.

NJLTAP - Implementing a TZD Strategy at the Local Level (Webinar)

  • November 3
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm

This workshop will introduce the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) road safety strategy, and teach Participants will learn the implementation steps for TZD on local roads and understand the proactive steps to take to start a zero deaths program in their municipality or county, as well as where to find additional resources for TZD.

large audience attending a workshop in the CAIT auditorium

In Person Event - NJLTAP - Construction and Project Cost Estimating for Public Works

  • November 7
  • 8:30 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.


Bridge Management Systems - Infrastructure Asset Management Academy

  • November 9
  • 9:30 am–4:00 pm

This course will provide attendees an overview of what a BMS is and how a BMS can help bridge owners justify needed funds, allocate money to programs, forecast condition and performance to plan for the future, do strategic analysis, select a program of projects that achieve the largest benefit over cost, and more.

In-Person Event - Compliance to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the Publ

  • November 10
  • 8:30 am–12:30 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.


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

  • November 16
  • 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.

pedestrian crossing sign and road markings

In-Person Event - NJLTAP - Traffic Signs and Pavement Markings

  • November 21
  • 8:30 am–3:30 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!


*POSTPONED* Maintaining Safe Walking Surfaces in Winter

  • November 21
  • 10:00 am–11:30 am

Public Works departments will be challenged all winter long with maintaining safe walking surfaces for the public. This presentation will discuss how to prevent and manage icy walking surfaces under the responsibility of municipalities and counties, such as sidewalks.

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

  • November 22November 23
  • 10:00 am–12:00 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.


NJLTAP - Roadway and Roadside Drainage (Webinar)

  • November 30
  • 4:30 pm–6:00 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.

December 2022


NJLTAP - Conducting Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity Inspection - Webinar

  • December 1December 2
  • 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.

Traffic Control Coordinator Program (Webinar)

  • December 5December 7
  • 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.


In Person Event - NJLTAP - Highway Inspection Procedures for Federal-aid Projects

  • December 8
  • 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

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 training will include a multi-pronged approach that addresses better awareness training, multi-disciplinary cooperation/communication, and the adoption of personal protective equipment that can greatly enhance a pedestrian officer’s chances of survival when working on the highways.
The importance of having a formal worker safety program in place and how to establish an effective program should not be taken lightly. This “Worker Safety” workshop raises awareness about the primary hazards of working on and around our roadways and provides recognized practices for preventing serious injuries.

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