CAIT project no.: 207-09RU6052
Fiscal Year: 2009/2010
Rutgers-CAIT Author(s): Ali Maher, Ph.D.
External Author(s): Patricia Ott, NJDOT
Sponsor(s): New Jersey Department of Transportation
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, and Evaluation. The TSRC has become a vital link in a collaborative partnership between CAIT, NJDOT, FHWA, DHTS, NHTSA, MPOs, and local governments and organizations in providing resources and solutions that address traffic and roadway safety. In line with the National Strategy for Surface Transportation Research, TSRC advances state-of-the-art knowledge and capabilities in use of crash data to make decisions to enable data-driven policy making and implementation of projects. Improving roadway safety enhances quality of life for all road users from the standpoint of both safety and mobility. Through efforts aimed at reducing traffic related fatalities, injuries, and crashes, the Center provides support for the Safety Tactical Asset Management Plan of New Jersey by providing strategies to address network deficiencies.