Mobility and Operations

Access to bathrooms

As a women that works in a field that requires me to work on the road 5 days a week 40 hours a week, and sometimes more, its very hard sometimes to use the bathroom when on the road, especially with the virus going around, most businesses are not allowing their customer's use the bathroom, AND during winter operations, some places are closed.

if someone is working 20 to 45 minutes from their yard, it could be time consuming... more »

Idea Submitted by Rebekkah Richards

List your Agency /Division / Bureau, County, City Univ. or Other NJ DOT , Rockaway

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

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

this is a priority because , when working on the road, its 80% time if very hard or takes time to even get to the bathroom when it need.

Makes it easier for women to have access when needed.

Benefits:

this would be able to put more workers on the road actually working, then having to drive from the work place on the road, to the yard, then drive back, wasting time that could be spent working on the road.

this would also factor out health issues of holding it for a long time, especially when out don't have any truck to drive you back to the yard or if you are out doing safety, MORE EYES ON THE ROAD THE BETTER

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Mobility and Operations

SnowCATs - Snow Clearance Assistance Teams

PROBLEM:

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.

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Mobility and Operations

Unprecedented Computer Involvement trending idea

In today's world, where computers have an unprecedented involvement in our society's evolution, we should prepare to use that to its fullest extent possible without delegating matters to a private company who may or may not be in business when a problem arises. Computers are no longer just tools to evaluate data. They now create algorithms in math and science that out perform any created by humans, but are completely... more »

Idea Submitted by Gary Vetro

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

When not only are the traffic and pedestrian volumes exceeding our capacities, but the tools needed to break new ground in mitigation are also outpacing our ability to understand and utilize, it is imperative that a successful government embrace and utilize these new technologies in a way that does not have to rely on private industry in an emerging and volatile market.

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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.

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