Showing 3 ideas for tag "njdot"

Planning & Environment

Hydraulic Modeling for Climate Change Resiliency

Pilot study should be undertaken to look at the impacts of climate change on NJDOT's bridge assets in a watershed that includes riverine and tidal influences, and varying topography. The analysis should look at rainfall increases, based on the NJDEP's referenced Cornell model, and give NJDOT insight on the impacts to future flow increases anticipated in the context of studied FEMA streams. The precipitation increases... more »

Idea Submitted by Scott Minnich

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

Having pilot models to present to NJDEP, will help guide the discussions on how formulate the NJPACT regulations based on climate data and factors of safety. NJDEP is trying to define the FHA to account for climate change projections. By having the pilot studies available, NJDOT will be able to present a side by side analysis of how the current regulations and the proposed regulations will impact projects. Having pilot projects to present, will allow NJDOT to discuss how linear developments will be impacted by proposed NJPACT regulations.


23 votes

Mobility and Operations

SnowCATs - Snow Clearance Assistance Teams


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

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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.


2 votes

Mobility and Operations

Innovative Video Analytics & Edge Computing Systems for Traffic Volume and Incidents Detection trending idea

For the past five years, we have been working on video analytics R&D projects sponsored by NJDOT and NSF for traffic incident detection, traffic volume counting, traffic congestion management, and pedestrian detection. 

Since 2021, we have been exploring the possibility of field deployment of our smart traffic video analytics systems for NJDOT, and demonstration projects for pedestrian and vehicle detection, counting,... more »

Idea Submitted by Chengjun (CJ) Liu, Professor of Computer Science

List your Agency /Division / Bureau, County, City Univ. or Other New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 07102

Idea Champion - Who at NJDOT, NJ Transit or NJ Motor Vehicle? (if known) Wasif Mirza, Amanda Gendek

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

The proposed innovative idea and advanced video analytics/edge computing technologies will revolutionize the current state of practice by applying innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Computer Vision (CV), Pattern Recognition (PR), Edge Computing (EC) to most efficiently analyze the real-time video data provided by the current available infrastructure such as video cameras. Such precious real-time data will be processed and analyzed in real-time and the results will be provided to authorities for real-time decision making in order to prevent crimes or tragedies before they happen. Thus property costs and even human lives may be saved.

Our innovative technologies achieve state-of-the-art performance, and improves upon traditional techniques such as Radar by nearly an order of magnitude improvement for traffic volume counting. Our advanced video analytics technologies, which tackles numerous challenging factors, such as low quality video, low bit rate video, adverse illumination and weather conditions, improve upon other methods by large margins.


1 vote