Resilience and Mobility Accessibility in Underserved Communities

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CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-REG79

Fiscal Year: 2021/2022

Status: In Progress

Principal investigator(s): Peter Jin, Ph.D. (PI), Rutgers CAIT

Performing organization(s): Rutgers CAIT

In cooperation with: Middlesex County
Partner project manager: Vijayant Rajavnshi, AICP, Director, Network Operations Center, Department of Transportation

In cooperation with: Middlesex County
Partner project manager: Sergio Ruiz, Assistant Engineer, Department of Transportation

Supported by: USDOT-OST-R

UTC, grant, or agreement no.: 69A3551847102


The primary goals of this proposal are 1) to identify the existing traffic, safety, and environmental problems caused by pass-through traffic and natural calamities in New Brunswick, NJ; 2) to foster partnerships with local agencies and communities, focusing on their needs and concerns; 3) to introduce resilient transportation solutions that would minimize traffic spillbacks and enhance safety and 4) to aim for a transportation system that reduces environmental impact, particularly in the face of natural disasters.

The intended outcome of the project is the development of cutting-edge software or application dedicated to community mobility, providing real-time alerts, traffic updates, and safety measures.