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Planning & Environment

Retrofitting stormwater retention ponds to alleviate harmful effects of road salts: A pilot study In Reserve

Application of deicing road salts during winter months results in contamination of surface and groundwater. The serious ecological impact on aquatic life is caused not only by the increased salt ions, but also because salinity increases mobility of metals that are generated by road transport activities. Studies have shown that existing best management practices (BMPs), such as routing salt-contaminated stormwater to retention... more »
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Biochar to reduce NOx emissions and nutrient runoff from soils in urban/suburban areas In Reserve

Mitigation of nitrogen, N, pollution is a central component of pollution control and stormwater and runoff management. Excess nitrogen, N, in soils is an extremely important problem for water and air quality, with nitrogen sources in soil ranging from wastewater, agriculture, and atmospheric deposition. Motor vehicles, electric utilities, and industrial processes are the largest sources of atmospheric NOx in the United... more »
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Measuring the Benefits of Green Streets in New Jersey In Reserve

Green streets use green infrastructure practices within the public right-of-way to manage stormwater while preserving the primary function of a street as a conduit for vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders. In a densely populated state like New Jersey, the management of stormwater runoff is an important consideration for developed areas as impervious surfaces like roofs, roads and parking lots prevent... more »
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Rideshare Service Use, Benefits, and Barriers among Low-income Populations in New Jersey In Reserve

New Jersey should better understand to what extent and in what circumstances ridesharing can serve as a mobility solution for low-income populations. The 2017 North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) Regional Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan Update contains the results of a survey asking participants from targeted disadvantaged populations, including low-income persons, whether they use ridesharing... more »
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Quantification of Environmental Benefits of Sustainable Practices in NJDOT In Reserve

A variety of sustainable materials and technologies have been used in the practice by NJDOT, such as use of recycled materials and industry by-product in highway construction, pavement preservation to improve surface smoothness and reduce fuel consumption, optimization of construction equipment fleet management. There is a need to have a systemic approach that can quantify and document the environmental benefits of using... more »
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Evaluation of Bridge Serviceability Using Anonymous Probe Vehicle Data In Reserve

Developing rational and transparent performance measure is essential to guide infrastructure investment decisions and assess outcomes. Traditionally, the performance measures used to evaluate highway bridges were strength, serviceability, and necessity of use. These components were used to derive the sufficiency factor for bridges in the National Bridge Inventory (NBI). For a structure, strength is always the critical... more »
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Remote Detection Technology (RDT) for Underground Storage Tanks (UST) In Reserve

In the past, before any regulatory requirements were in place relative to the management of abandoned underground storage tanks, the department typically left these tanks in the ground unless they interfered with construction. Typically, these tanks are brought to NJDOT's attention by utility contractors accessing the ROW, however, from time to time the location of such tanks are identified after they have impacted a... more »
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Road Noise Reduction Through Nano-texture. In Reserve

NJDOT should study using a nano-texture to diminish road noise. A faceted surface could be designed to reflect and mix the sound waves in such a way as to have the effect of white noise. NJDOT should starting with a meticulously designed surface as a proof of concept. The goal would be to have a nano-particle (a trigonal-pyramid for example) that could be deposited by a conventional spreader and land in a random pattern... more »
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Sustainable Streets Campaign in Mercer County In Reserve

A) Sustainable Streets Campaign in Mercer County is about:
1) Determining locations in Mercer County where Sustainable Streets can be designed and constructed.
2) Coordinating with appropriate local officials and key stakeholders
3) Developing conceptual designs for those locations.
B) Key Impacts:
1) Green Street Polices will soon be incorporated into New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)’s Roadway Design... more »
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