Showing 4 ideas for tag "sustainability"

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

Planning & Environment



Many factors prevent around the clock shared uses for privately constructed and owned parking areas that otherwise could meet demand for a variety of trip purposes with a lower overall demand for total square footage committed to asphalt. These include land use driven-parking policy requirements, market-driven development practices, single-point insurance and indemnification requirements, lack of community-level... 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?

- Increased multimodal travel safety and land area security

- Less land devoted to parking equals more for businesses and public spaces in sustainable designs

- Improved traffic flow and safety due to community-wide parking access management

- Increased permeable surfaces / reduced stormwater management

-Optimized parking capacity vs. temporal demand

- Increased transit parking availability in built-out areas

- Reduced / shared parking construction and maintenance cost burdens on businesses

- Increased productive and taxable land areas in communities

- Potential new business model for parking management companies and community parking authorities


4 votes


Evaluation of New Jersey Public Use Airports

New Jersey's airport system is one of the most unique and complex in the U.S. The State's diverse airports range in size from small general aviation airports with turf runways to Newark Liberty International Airport, one of the nation's busiest commercial airports. From Newark Liberty International Airport to the state's smallest public use turf strips, New Jersey's airport system must support all aspects of the State's... more »

Idea Submitted by Kimbrali Davis

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Idea Champion - Who at NJDOT, NJ Transit or NJ Motor Vehicle? (if known) Kimbrali Davis

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

New Jersey Congress passed a 2018 Bill - A4377 that requires DOT and OIT to develop materials concerning capabilities of airports in NJ and establishes the "Public Use Airports Task Force". Within this recently approved legislation, section 2 of P.L.2019, c.483, there are 18 objectives to be undertaken. These are the first four identified within the legislation. The Task Force must present report of findings to the Governor and to the Legislature no later than 24 months after organization of task force. This research project would benefit meeting this legislative goal.


3 votes

Capital Improvement & Infrastructure

Development of Low-Embodied Carbon Concrete Mixtures for NJDOT

The State of New Jersey has independently joined the Paris Climate Accords and uphold the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Per this agreement, an overall carbon reduction of 14% needs to be achieved within the United States. Concrete is responsible for around 8% of the world's CO2 production, mainly due to the production of portland cement. Therefore, finding methods to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete can... more »

Idea Submitted by Matthew P. Adams

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

Meeting carbon reduction targets is a broad goal set by the State of NJ, in which all agencies are expected to participate. This work will support NJDOT in choosing sustainable, lower-embodied carbon concrete solutions that do not sacrifice concrete quality or cost. The benefit of this work will be realized in better concrete durability, lower life-cycle cost, and more sustainable concrete materials that can be used in a wide variety of projects across the state. It is anticipated that the final guidance documents and suggested changes to NJDOT specifications will result in more resilient transportation infrastructure that is being built to maximize performance while minimizing environmental impacts. Implementation of this work will make NJDOT a leader in sustainable concrete construction practices, supporting statewide and regional goals for carbon reduction.


1 vote