Showing 2 ideas for tag "bus"

Mobility and Operations

SnowCATs - Snow Clearance Assistance Teams

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Plowing snow from NJDOT roadway travel lanes during storms is the agency's highest priority to maintain mobility and access for emergency services. However, emergency plowing creates snow banks piled into corners of intersections, onto sidewalks and into bus stops and bus priority / shoulder lanes. Without post-snow-event clearance actions, these locations become impassable barriers that increase the risk of... more »

Idea Submitted by Jeffrey Vernick

List your Agency /Division / Bureau, County, City Univ. or Other North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

Why is this a priority and what are the benefits for the State/County/City?

Improved safety, operations and access for all modes of transportation after snow events

Potential reduction in motorist and pedestrian lawsuits

Potential cost savings resulting from reduction in roadway pavement damage due to impeded drainage and refreezing.

Potential damage cost and delay reductions due to crash incident factor mitigation.

Creates an organized and systematic post event snow-management process suitable for ongoing applications.

Offers opportunity to better coordinate post-event snow clearance with NJ TRANSIT and county / municipal DPW crews and programs

Encourages use of public transportation removing personal vehicles from roadways assisting roadway plowing and clearance operations.

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Safety Management

Development of Bus Collision Avoidance Warning and Automated Emergency Braking (CAWS/AEB)

Collision avoidance warning systems are available for cars and trucks to detect and warn drivers of potential forward collisions and automatically initiate deceleration and braking. These systems offer the potential to significantly reduce fatalities, injuries and casualty and liability expenses. However, more development is needed to apply them to buses.

In the five year period from 2015 to 2019, NJ TRANSIT reported... more »

Idea Submitted by Jerry Lutin

List your Agency /Division / Bureau, County, City Univ. or Other Jerome M Lutin, PhD, LLC

Why is this a priority and what are the benefits for the State/County/City?

Each year, NJ Transit buses incur an average of 4 fatalities, 500 injuries, and $22.4 million in casualty and liability expenses. Technology is currently available for cars and trucks that automatically detect potential forward collisions with vehicles and pedestrians and automatically initiate deceleration and braking. However, more development is needed to apply these systems to transit buses. FTA funded research and development is underway at other transit agencies but more activity is needed. CAWS/AEB systems offer the potential to eliminate most of collision-related fatalities, injuries, and associated casualty and liability expense.

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