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  • photo of New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton from across the riverphoto of New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton from across the river

    CAIT experts testify before NJ Assembly transportation committee

    CAIT director Dr. Ali Maher and civil engineering professor Dr. Franklin Moon offered their thoughts on New Jersey infrastructure and encouraged lawmakers to view researchers in higher education as a resource and partner for finding solutions to the state’s pressing issues.

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    CAIT chosen to lead USDOT Region 2 University Transportation Center

    The Region 2 UTC consortium is focusing on developing practical tools and methods to improve infrastructure health, durability, and resilience. Partners are: Atlantic Cape Community College, Columbia, Cornell, NJIT, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Princeton, Rowan, SUNY–Farmingdale, and University at Buffalo.

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    Every Day Counts round five initiatives announced

    FHWA acting administrator Brandye Hendrickson has announced the fifth round of the agency’s Every Day Counts (EDC) program, 10 selected proven, yet underutilized innovations to enhance safety, reduce congestion, shorten project timelines, and improve sustainability.

  • Aerial photo of a 2015 crude oil train derailment in Mt. Carbon, WVAerial photo of a 2015 crude oil train derailment in Mt. Carbon, WV

    Railroad research, technology, and teaching picking up steam at Rutgers

    Dr. Xiang Liu is driving rail research and academics at RU. He is PI on several FRA research contracts. One on PTC—a hot topic after recent derailments—and another developing advanced risk analysis. Liu says RU can provide cutting-edge tech solutions and well-“trained” talent that railroads need.

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    Remote sensing, risk, and resilience

    Hurricanes or other extreme events can cause pipeline leaks, joint-weakening, or even ruptures. Dr. Jie Gong developed a mapping, monitoring, and risk-evaluation system combining lidar, infrared imagery analysis, and GIS-based assessment tools to identify vulnerable pipelines after a disaster.

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    USDOT invites Rutgers Ph.D. to “pipe up” for STEM

    PHMSA invited Rutgers grad student Milad Salemi to present his research at a workshop to encourage high school students to pursue STEM fields and to expose them to transportation careers. The event was part of the USDOT 50th Anniversary celebration.

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    USDOT taps CAIT to go “beyond traffic”

    Beyond Traffic 2045 presents USDOT’s is the most comprehensive report in decades to outline current and anticipated U.S. transportation needs. With its record for unique products and solutions, CAIT nabbed a slot as one of only 18 Beyond Traffic Innovation Centers.

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