Safety

CAIT-UTC-NC56

The proposed research will develop a cloud-computing platform for state-wide traffic video data analytics. The platform will use the existing 511 CCTV traffic video streams to generate traffic flow and occupancy data to enrich the existing TRANSCOM data feed primarily containing travel time and event data. The added flow…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-NC59

The objective of this research is to provide tunnel ventilation systems owners and the Port Authority of NY & NJ with a vehicle fleet mix forecast model that will enable realistic and practical long-term forecasts of the life-cycle costs of tunnel ventilation systems, and help optimize the performance of t…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-NC61

The Manhattan Bridge is 6,855 feet long, spanning the East River and connecting the island of Manhattan to Brooklyn. It is subjected to repeated dynamic loads, especially by the transit system trains with the average daily traffic of 1,000 trains per day. As a result of repeated loads, especially those by the …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-REG 14

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: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-REG 15

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: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-REG 16

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: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-REG 17

The primary goal of this project is to analyze the failure of different types of transportation signage during Hurricane Maria. The specific objectives are:

  • determine the causes of signage failure
  • suggest improvements to the design and construction to avoid or reduce…
IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-REG 18

The primary goal of this proposal is to analyze pedestrian bridges that were damaged or collapsed during Hurricane Maria. The specific objectives of the project are:

  • Develop an inventory of pedestrian bridges that were damaged or collapsed due to the hurricane and document the type of failures exp…
IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-REG 19

The primary goal of this project is to analyze motor vehicle bridges that were damaged or collapsed during Hurricane Maria. The specific objectives of the project are:

  • develop an inventory of bridges that experienced damages or collapsed
  • determine the causes of failu…
IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-REG 3

The overarching aim of the research is to explore and establish the ability of large-amplitude, forced vibration testing to reveal the current performance and forecast the future system performance of bridges, with the consideration of dynamic soil-foundation-structure effects. With the ability to perform reli…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
CAUT-UTC-REG 4

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a customized concept of operations (ConOps) of rail track asset management and risk management, built upon an understanding of existing practice, needs, and gaps. The ConOps will be customized to a particular rail agency: PATH.

This research will adopt an “user-in-…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-NC52

This project seeks to experimentally determine a predictive methodology for calculating capacity reduction values for vehicular impacted bridge piers. To accomplish this goal, the following more specific objec…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2016/2017
CAIT-UTC-064

The proof-of-concept prototype will be a scaled model of a bridge and its approach slab. The model will have a scaled version of an axle tandem loading the approach slab. On the approach slab, the team will install the prototype technology – a piezo-electric array linked (in series?) and tied to a battery. As the a…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2015/2016
CAIT-UTC-068

The goal of this project is to develop a road map for research through CAIT on transportation infrastructure resilience.  The objective is to:

1) Develop an inventory and assessment of current research and activities

2) Develop an inventory of research needs and prioritize these needs

3) Connect the…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2015/2016
RITARS-14-H-RUT

The natural gas distribution system in the United States has 1.2 million miles of mains and about 65 million service lines (as of 2012). This distribution system, which consist of various material types, is subjected to various threats the impact of which differ depending on material, age, location, and operational funct…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2014/2015
207-10RU6052

The Transportation Safety Resource Center (TSRC) is the vital link in a collaborative partnership created among federal and state transportation agencies, local stakeholders, academic institutions, and the private sector to provide resources and solutions that address issues of safety on New Jersey’s roads. TSRC functi…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2010/2011
256-RU2806

The primary objective of this project is to promote data quality in the SAFETYNET database and maintain New Jersey’s state rating in an acceptable level (Green) for all defined State Safety Data Quality (SSDQ) measures through consistent monitoring. The project will also provide recommendations for the future enhanceme…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2010/2011
266-RU3444

The objective of this project is to identify the actual current use of continuous recording in demand response or other public transportation applications in the US, determine the projected costs per vehicle within the next three years for continuous recording vs. Drive Cam type, document actual use of continuous recordi…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2010/2011
DHTS-RU3499

This grant was awarded to aid the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety (DHTS) in updating their annual report entitled, “New Jersey Teen Drivers.”  Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death nationwide for teens between the ages of 15 and 20. In New Jersey, teen drivers, defined as 16 to 20 year o…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2010/2011
207-09RU6052

The Transportation Safety Research Center (TSRC) is part of the Rutgers University Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) and is a partnership between federal and state transportation agencies, local stakeholders, and the University. TSRC consists of three project units: Planning, Implementation, an…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2009/2010
240-RU1197

Statistics show that travel on the United States highway system has increased five times over the past 50 years from 600 billion, Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) in 1956, to 3 trillion VMT in 20061. In addition, the freeway system is aging and in need of rehabilitation and reconstruction, particularly at interchanges. At th…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2009/2010
248-RU2051

Traffic control guidelines provided in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTDC) for high-volume multi-lane roadways are limited as MUTCD mainly addresses work performed along the centerline of the roadways and low speed   roads.” Therefore, there is a need to develop safety guidelines and recommendations…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2009/2010
IOWA-RU0944

Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT), like many other State DOTs, is faced with the need of identifying and deploying means for rapid, nondestructive and accurate condition assessment and performance monitoring of bridge decks.  Finding the right technologies will make a tremendous difference in the financial resour…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2009/2010
YI-RU0781-06

Bicycles and motorcycles are widely-used transportation/recreation vehicles and an unstable platform. Compared with passenger vehicles, active safety technology is less developed for bicycle/motorcycle systems and yet it is urgently needed. The project will build a theoretical and algorithmic foundation for the bicycle-b…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2009/2010
AITF-RU4474

The Accelerated Infrastructure Testing Facility (AITF) would be the first facility in the world to enable accelerated scientific study of deterioration processes on full-scale bridges and also would offer state-of-the-art advanced pavement materials evaluation and testing capabilities.

Specifically, the AITF would…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2008/2009
DHTS-RU0405

The New Jersey Crash Record Geocoding Initiative was designed as a provisional measure to address missing crash locations. The purpose of the initiative was twofold. Primarily, students worked to locate crashe…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2008/2009
Safety RU4474

According to a 2000 report by NHTSA, 42,000 people were killed and 3,200,000 people were injured on U.S. roadways, with a total economic cost exceeding $230 billion. New Jersey has the highest population density in the country, and the highest numbers of drivers per miles of road. Naturally, traffic safety is top on the …

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2004/2005
143 RU9062

The Police Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), a federal model, was adopted to support the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)’s safety mission. Several activities were included in this initiative: conducting assessments, providing technical support on the revision of the New Jersey crash report form, …

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2003/2004
144 RU9063

Throughout private and public work settings, employee professional development is regarded as critical to grooming future leaders and to attract and retain talented employees who will enable the company or agency to achieve its goals. Professional development is accomplished through formal education, assessments, job exp…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2003/2004
NSF RU9059

This project employs the expertise of transportation professionals to develop an advanced chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) monitoring and response management system for critical infrastructures such as transit hubs, airports, and marine terminals.

A concept model will be planned and designed …

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2003/2004
127 RU6995

This study evaluates the impact of the newly recommended seismic design guidelines from NCHRP 12-49 on seismic design of bridges in New Jersey. It also provides seismic design criteria and guidelines for integral abutments, retaining walls, embankments, and buried structures. The study provides an overall review of the r…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2002/2003
132 RU6993

The purpose of this project was to examine the relationship between effective national transportation congestion, security, and safety technology transfer applications. Next, a comparison was made between national trends and the conditions found in New Jersey; then the most appropriate solution was implemented.

Wh…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2002/2003
133 RU9000

This report outlines the research and work performed to lay the foundation for the development of a New Jersey Interagency Emergency Management Plan. The research into existing practices within the four state level transportation agencies reveals that the agencies continue to practice silo style management to operate the…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2002/2003
WVU RU4474

Pipelines are by far the most important mode of petroleum transportation in the United States because of their remarkable efficiency and low transportation cost. Pipelines carry two-thirds of the energy consumed by our nation and are recognized as the safest and most economical way to distribute vast quantities of oil an…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2002/2003