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CAIT-UTC-REG43

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a pilot, proof-of-concept study in collaboration with the MTA to explore the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for analyzing infrastructure big data to predict track degradation and future condition.

The intended outcome of the project is a novel AI model for track…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG45

The primary goal of this proposal is the development of a digital twin for urban mobility, the Mobi-Twin platform, focusing on enabling the microscopic accurate modeling and simulation of Urban Mobility System of Systems with the emerging self-driving grade high-resolution 3D data. The proposed platform will use data col…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG46

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop machine-learning algorithms for driving behavior mining, using real-time vehicle, pedestrian, and infrastructure data. The proposed algorithms will improve our understanding of how people drive on both highways and urban roads, which will help monitor and maintain roadside …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG47

The concept of digital twins is an enabler to address today’s infrastructure lifecycle management challenges, especially in this challenging era with the growing threats of pandemics, natural disasters, funding shortfalls, and social unrests. Digital twins support cost-effective ways of exploring what-if scenarios …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG53

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop and assess an innovative real-time proactive safety monitoring system based on the trajectory of road users (e.g., cars, pedestrians, and cyclists) collected by video cameras. The results of this project will provide a great opportunity for transportation agencies to rank a…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG55

The primary goal of this proposal is to define and document JFK Cargo View requirements, evaluating the options and costs to acquire, develop, and manage the system, exploring potential business models to operate and monetize it, and establishing an implementation plan to develop and deploy it.

There is potential …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG58

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a worldwide issue for over a year now, and transit agencies are still struggling to find cost efficient solutions, which will provide improved rider safety and restore rider confidence. Airborne transmission of the virus has been identified as one of the primary modes through which COVID-19…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG 22

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a well-defined methodology to estimate the remaining strength of a suspension bridge cable that has been exposed to fire. The methodology will rely on a general purpose Finite Element code (ABAQUS) that is commercially available and widely used in the profession.

The…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG 24

The fundamental problem with the amounts of data collected by railroads is that they have generally lacked tools and the capability to analyze these data to develop predictive models to improve decisions regarding maintenance, operations and capital investments that improve safety, service and, ultimately, overall profit…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG 28

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop cost-effective standard open rib SOBD demonstrating similar performance as CRD.

The new design specifications for open rib SOBD to be developed in this study are expected to be incorporated into the AASHTO Bridge Design Specifications. Additional companion design gui…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG 32

The updated information about the location and type of landing sites is an essential asset for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). However, the acquisition, verification, and regular updating of information about landing sites is not an easy or straightforward task, and t…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG 37

The primary goal of this proposal is to evaluate the compatibility of different plastics within asphalt and evaluate the resultant asphalt binder and mixture performance of the plastic-modified material.

The intended outcome of the project is to develop a new material that would provide both a structural material …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG1

The primary goal of this study is to help transportation stakeholders achieve better understanding of the usefulness of augmented reality (AR) technologies and encourage wider acceptance of AR in life-cycle management of transportation infrastructure systems through literature synthesis, technology evaluation,…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG10

The intended activities of the project are to:

  • Conduct comprehensive review of the existing ITS system architecture and implementation in New Jersey
  • Document the best practices in ITS system architecture practices in the country, which support transition to connected and electric vehicles
IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG11

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a simple to use tool that would allow local agencies to develop a mechanistic-empirical design for lower volume (<1,000 vpd) highways. The primary focus would be on pavement overlays and rehabilitation. The current tools available use older empirical-only meth…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG12

The overall goal of this study is to determine the most optimal time to apply pavement preservation treatments. Researchers will conduct full-scale accelerated pavement testing and performance evaluation. They also will examine different pavement alternatives, conducting comprehensive performance evaluations i…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG13

Existing infrastructure in the U.S. is deteriorating; the symptoms of overdue maintenance and under investment are ever-present in our society. To ensure the safety of existing infrastructure, on-site life-time inspections and monitoring are required. While these methods yield a great deal of raw and analyzed data, curre…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG14

Performance- or risk-based earthquake engineering has gained widespread acceptance as a path to achieve user-specified performance targets, which include characterizations of casualties, repair cost, and business interruption, for intensity, scenario- and time-based assessments. There are tools whose roots are in U.S. nu…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG15

This project aims to develop a 2-D hydrodynamic model to assess the extent/severity of flooding from extreme weather events (such as Hurricane Sandy) and to evaluate the efficiency of existing transportation infrastructure.

The model will incorporate a representation of the transportation system network, flood eve…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG16

Major tunnel fires can lead to catastrophic events potentially resulting in the loss of lives, property damage, long service disruptions, and major socioeconomic impacts. A number of previous historical events confirm that tunnel fires may not necessarily cause collapse, but significant damage to the tunnel lining and lo…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019