Operations & Preservation

Operations & Preservation

Operations & Preservation topics include: Maintenance & Preservation, Operations & Traffic Management, Security & Emergencies, Asset Management
(@gary.vetro)

Operations & Preservation

Satellite-Based Bridge Inspection

Dr. Pietro Milillo (currently working with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory) is working on a method of performing bridge inspections using, "computer modeling and high-resolution satellite images to detect subtle shifts in a bridge's structure that could indicate that it's starting to fail." (as stated by Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky in her article at https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/tragic-bridge-collapse-spurs-creation-new-space-based-inspection-method-ncna1028281... more »

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Development of a Methodological Approach for Assessing the Performance of New Jersey Jug-Handles

The recent publication of the 6th Edition of the Highway Capacity Manual (2016) introduced a chapter on Ramp Terminals and Alternative Intersections that assesses the performance of Median U-turn, Restricted crossing U-turn and Displaced left-turn intersections. Despite the widespread use of jug-handles in New Jersey and elsewhere, the HCM does not provide a methodology for the performance of jug-handles. The operational... more »

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(@sodonnell)

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Evaluation of Operations, Maintenance, & Infrastructure Requirements for Battery-Electric Minibuses

New Jersey is on a path to a carbon-neutral future under the policy direction of Governor Murphy. Carbon emissions of motor vehicles, including passenger cars, trucks, and buses contribute to climate change, and efforts are being made at NJ TRANSIT to evaluate alternative bus power systems that reduce or eliminate such emissions. While great attention is given to heavy-duty transit bus power systems, less is known about... more »

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Quantifying the Effectiveness of Bridge Preservation & Maintenance

Understanding the effectiveness and optimal timing of bridge preservation, maintenance and repair activities are pivotal for bridge asset management. Although extensive resources are dedicated to these activities annually, their impact on the long-term performance of bridges is not well documented and/or understood. One reason for this lack of understanding is the sheer complexity involved. The effectiveness of bridge... more »

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Vehicle Occupants Counting and Facial Recognition

We have 3D LIDAR technology capable of at speed thru-windshield facial recognition of the driver and front seat passenger. This provides exceptional capabilities to provide security for bridges, tunnels, bus-stations and other transportation infrastructure sites. In addition, reliable counting of vehicle occupants using the same technology allows for fully automated toll HOV discount programs implementations and HOV... more »

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(@sodonnell)

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Evaluation of Driver Assist Features in Minibuses

There is growing public interest in new technologies that make motor vehicle travel safer and more convenient. These systems of increasing complexity and vehicular control are commonly described by Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) as "Levels" 0 or no assistance, to 5 or complete automation with no navigation or vehicular control by a human driver. The vision is that increasing levels of driver assistance can avoid... more »

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Feasibility of Flat Fare Options for Access Link

The consultant team will evaluate various models of flat (distance-based) fare options for Access Link, NJ TRANSIT's statewide ADA complementary paratransit service. The study will involve reaching out to peer agencies to compile a matrix of fare models utilized in comparable programs and will identify any industry-wide best practices. The study will also feature models of different tier structure options developed... more »

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