In the case of New Jersey and other snow and ice states, established performance measures for winter maintenance operations are important for both internal management and external transparency when reporting performance to the public and elected officials. Through literature review, in-depth interviews with state DOTs and/or a peer exchange with other states that experience snow and ice conditions, NJDOT can identify ...more »
When SRIs and mileposts are updated in the Straight Line Diagram (SLD) due project completions or re-designations, this information is not generally shared with other NJDOT systems and databases. Also, errors in typing in SRIs, mileposts and other location information are not usually identified and corrected. SRI and mileposts can be verified against the current SLD databases and additional location information including ...more »
Agencies across the country are using technology and new mobility options to expand their focus from being a provider of fixed route public transit to being the manager of public and private mobility options. This customer-focused approach seeks to capitalize on new technologies and mobility options to improve the efficiency of fixed route services, enhance the transit customer's experience and in some case deliver service ...more »
From India and Scotland, to Texas USA, plastic additives are utilized in patching potholes, repairing cracks, and could be mixed with bitumen to create full paved roads. This action could help with a reduction of plastic waste, a decrease of material cost, a stronger durability with roads, and done without causing leeching or harm to the environment.
To reduce congestion, we can build a monorail over Rt 1 and other highly congested highways. This can be done within the existing right of way, possibly over the median. The end points need to connect to common destinations such as commuter parking lots, malls, airports, train stations, etc. It Is a big undertaking, but it can get cars off the road. And, of course it has to be terrorist-proof. The monorail can host ...more »
Strain-hardening cementitious composites (SHCC) is a family of high-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composites that have high tensile ductility and multiple cracking behavior in tension. Compared with normal concrete, the tensile ductility of SHCC is typically 300-500 times higher. Cracked SHCC has retained resistance to tension, and generates densely-distributed microcracks rather than a limited number of wide ...more »
Road is essential for our economy and way of life. According to the 2016 Report Card for New Jersey's Infrastructure, the overall rating for the road condition in New Jersey is D+, indicating that New Jersey's road is in poor condition. There is an urgent need to innovate the pavement materials to improve the road condition in a cost-effective way. Recent research shows that pervious concrete has great potential for ...more »
The classic model of a train stopping at different stations along its track is no longer feasible in a state as densely populated as New Jersey. Technology is now at a point where we can adopt a model that has been suggested for decades in different forms, but until recently, it was not technologically feasible. The electric car model of having the batteries and motors built into the floor of the vehicle would allow ...more »
Recent train wrecks and people getting killed by trains have been in the news, becoming a major headache for America's railways. The wrecks and rollovers might be mitigated if a way were found to make the railroad tracks "feel" the trespassers or blocking objects. The idea would work like this: 1) Person or object is stuck on the tracks or trespassing. 2) Sensors/ detectors lining the tracks, or cameras, detect the person ...more »
SmartPath is an idea and concept to better and more efficiently and effective be productive and reduce road traffic and save resources. SmartPath makes it possible to allocate from 25% to up to 75% or higher, of the normal, in-office productivity, to be accomplished at alternative sites, including, but not limiting to, at home and at other business sites.
Four Gets You More.
This is a smarter and more effective and efficient way for employees and employers to Work Smarter. This will allow employees and employers to establish four-day work weeks and thus allows for flexibility and customizing and balancing our work weeks along with our lifestyles.
New Jersey is part of the nationwide 511 traveler information system that provides real-time traffic information to the general public. NJDOT can provide travelers with real-time travel time and event information on NJ highways with probe travel time data from TRANSMIT, Inrix, and HERE and incidents and special events data from OpenReach. Furthermore, real-time XML data feeds can be accessed by public and private sector ...more »
The NJDOT is currently piloting the FHWA ATSPM (Advanced Traffic Signal Performance Measure) system with modifications made to take in the existing NJDOT InSync and SCATS controller data. The modifications addressed the limitations of the FHWA version of ATSPM system of only accepting data from high-resolution traffic signal controllers. However, there are still a significant number of existing NJDOT low-resolution signals ...more »
There is a law that truck drivers may not drive more than 14 hours in a 24 hour period, causing a 10 hour parking need. When drivers are tired they may be dangerous drivers, so 10 hour parking is needed for long distance truck drivers. Recent articles lamented the lack of enough 10 hour parking spaces, so truck drivers lose time (sometimes hours) looking for parking and sometimes end up on unsuitable roads while trying ...more »
In service fatigue fracture of highway signs and signal support structures due to wind induced oscillations is the primary concern for cost-effective life cycle performance of these structures. Recognizing the impact of potential life and property damage from structural failures and economic burden of inspecting, maintaining and replacing the sheer volume of these structures in the inventory, the American Association ...more »