The National Center for Rural Road Safety is a leading resource to help transportation agencies reduce deaths on their roadways. As it heads into its second tenure, the Center recently announced a new approach and team to help address the needs of local agencies and rural transportation practitioners.
Ahead of National Work Zone Awareness Week, Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation will host the annual New Jersey Work Zone Safety Conference on Thursday, April 7th, from 8:30 am to 1 pm.
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.
NJDOT recently received a $16,000 grant through the FHWA's ASAP program. Using the money, they will partner with NJLTAP and other stakeholders to develop a workshop designed to spread and implement proven safety countermeasures, from rumble strips to roundabouts, throughout the state.
Although roundabouts have been in widespread use in other countries for a number of years, it is only during the past few years that their application in the United States has received increased attention by both the public and transportation professionals.
The Training Resources Workgroup of the National LTAP Association developed Tailgate Safety Briefing Packages for agencies to use in periodic safety talks with their crews. Topics include cold-weather precautions and staying fit for snowfighting.
The Murphy administration announced that the New Jersey Transportation Infrastructure Bank is now offering low-interest loans to municipalities and counties to help them reduce the overall cost of local transportation projects.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced its first ever accelerated innovation deployment (AID) grant award from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to better manage the state’s roads during weather events.
With new innovations in LED technology, great strides have been taken to equip police vehicles with efficient, brighter lighting to enhance the visibility of police cars and emergency vehicles when they are responding to a call, enforcing the law, or saving a life.
As an increasing number of local and regional transportation agencies are committing to the vision of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries and developing and implementing their own transportation safety plans. This FHWA guide will help them do it right.
According to national traffic data from USDOT, severe and fatal crashes are on the rise across the country, increasing 5.6 percent from 2015 to 2016. These two approaches can bring that number back down.
Innovation Exchange events bring transportation leaders to the table to share ideas and out-of-the-box practices with proven results. View past webinars or stay in the loop for future events on the Office of Innovative Program Delivery exchange page.
OSHA's silica standards require employers to limit workers’ exposure and take steps to protect them from respirable crystalline silica. OSHA has several new resources to help employers meet the standard’s requirements.
NJDOT officials extended the application deadline for the federally-funded Safe Routes to School grants to September 18, 2018, giving schools additional time to gather information they need to be eligible for a grant.
FHWA and the National Association of County Engineers helped 25 counties in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Ohio, and Wisconsin develop Local Road Safety Plans. LSRPs provide a framework for local agencies to identify specific conditions that contribute to severe crashes.
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced the department is offering one-on-one training sessions for local-government agency representatives interested in applying for the Safe Routes to School Program grants.
FHWA has been rolling out pavement technologies for construction and maintenance of roadway surfaces that can potentially save money, increase safety, and improve performance. The agency also is facilitating their use across the country.
The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is accepting applications for projects relating to surface transportation. TAP provides federal funds for community-based “non-traditional” projects designed to strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of the nation’s intermodal system.
The Every Day Counts webinar series is a new library that allows you to learn more about EDC innovations on demand. Current topics available include stakeholder partnering, data-driven safety analysis, and collaborative hydraulics: advancing to the next generation of engineering.
OSHA Education Centers in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, are jointly hosting a free WebEx presentation on silica hazards from March 5 to 9, 2018. This is open to anyone in the country. It focuses on best prevention practices and silica standards compliance for construction and industry.
The goal of “Road to Zero” is to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2050. Coalition members develop priorities; take action individually and collaboratively; and encourage partners and stakeholders to help ensure safe mobility for all people.
CAIT expert briefed NJDOT on “gee whiz” automated systems and advanced technologies developed at the center that give bridge owners a picture of bridge health inside and out, and accelerated testing that indicates how they may hold up over time.
Ride-sharing services are beginning to integrate with existing public transit to provide multimodal transportation for commuters. APTA published a study showing services like Uber and Lyft can complement fixed routes of traditional transit.
EDC-4 Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) tech sheets, complete with stats and clear graphics, provide information on safety benefits and design considerations for five STEP countermeasures.
Ask professional engineer and NJLTAP team member Lloyd Jacobs your transportation project questions. This issue, Lloyd answers questions about requirements for “responsible charges” and reimbursable costs on federally-funded projects.
Roadway departure crashes are among the most severe type of motor vehicle accidents. There are many contributing factors to these crashes and several safety measures that can reduce the number and/or severity of run-off-road and head-on collisions that occur when a vehicle strays from its proper travel lane.
The Connecticut Local Safety Data Integration Peer Exchange is designed to help state, tribal, and local agencies identify cost-effective ways to develop and use safety data systems on all public roads and is an opportunity for agencies to discuss data sharing systems and data governance.