Major tunnel fires not only result in the loss of lives but can also cause property damage and long service disruptions that can result in millions of dollars lost and major socioeconomic impacts. While much research has gone into safety surrounding fire events in tunnels, less has been done in resilience.

This summer, CAIT and NJ Transit partnered to study the potential applications of ultraviolet-c light for disinfecting the agency’s bus fleet from COVID-19 in an effort to investigate the latest technology to help keep vehicles clean during the pandemic.

On December 9th CAIT hosted affiliated researchers from Columbia University for a webinar on their latest research studying the “Effects of Exposure to Fire on Strength of Suspension Bridge Cables Over Time” as part of the ongoing CAIT Seminar Series. Watch the webinar here.