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Smart Unmanned Surface Vehicles (drone boats) for scour management of Bridges in New Jersey

Hydraulic failure of bridges because of scour has been considered to be the leading cause of failure of bridges all across the country. Although NJDOT has been managing scour through inspections and countermeasures, accurate assessment of bridge foundation for scour and scour countermeasures is still a major challenge. Recent advances in autonomous robotic technology can be utilized to develop a smart and innovative... more »

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Innovative Standardized Connection Details for Highway Signs and Signal Support Structures

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 »

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Innovative Cost-Effective Standard Decks for Movable Bridges

Of the 50 states New Jersey ranks third for the number of movable bridges. With an average age of approximately 40 years, more than 50 percent of these bridges are structurally deficient, mainly due to their bridge decks. Many of these bridges, whether state or locally owned, are subjected to significant average daily truck traffic (ADTT). Because of their condition and their location on significant commercial routes... 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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Traffic & Safety

Idea 1, "Project Gain"

In Idea 1 (originally titled "Project Gain"), I propose new concepts for roadway intersections that may provide improved performance over conventional intersections. Specifically, the concept intersections blend together certain key elements from different kinds of existing intersections in order to create alternative options in traffic signal control. With their unique design, operation, and usage, the concept intersections... more »

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Idea 2, "Project Boost"

In Idea 2 (originally titled "Project Boost"), I propose new concepts for passenger rail systems that may provide improved performance over conventional rail systems. Specifically, the concept rail systems put forth major changes in the passenger boarding/deboarding processes in order to address the frequent and inevitable train stops that occur during conventional rail travel. With their unique design, operation, and... 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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Comprehensive Market Segmentation Study

NJ TRANSIT would like to conduct a comprehensive market segmentation study to identify and quantify discrete personas of both riders and non-riders of our system, in order to develop new products, services and compelling marketing campaigns to drive ridership and revenue.

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Determining the Effect of Transit Oriented Development on How Residents use Transit

Transit Oriented Development is a form of real estate development that concentrates development around transportation hubs, such as train stations, significant bus facilities, or light rail stations. Typically, these developments emphasize a mixture of dense primary uses, combining residential and commercial uses in close proximity to one another in order to promote the use of public transit, as well as pedestrian and... more »

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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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Bureau of Aeronautics 21st Century Airport Directory

The Bureau of Aeronautics with the New Jersey Department of Transportation is currently updating the State Airport System Plan (SASP) which provides an analysis of each public-use airport and an overview of New Jersey's overall air transportation needs for the next 20 years. The Bureau of Aeronautics is required to produce a comprehensive and current directory of airports in New Jersey in print, electronic, and mobile... more »

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Using Topological Data Analysis to determine better directions for financial investment.

When considering serious problems such as the safety of pedestrians and/or motorists, or mitigating excessive traffic in areas where there is no room for expansion and multiple transportation types are used, the amount of data that needs to be processed in order to properly predict what types of projects would be the most effective is voluminous. Currently there are any number of ways that the data can be analyzed.... more »

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Pedestrian signal lights trending idea

The pedestrian signal lights should correspond to the universal traffic signal colors. Red to stop and Green to cross. In New Jersey and some other states, the colors are orange to stop and white to go. Those colors may not be easily recognized in another language. Crossing a street should not make you hesitate to think if it is safe or not. The universal color of Red and Green will elicit a quicker response when faced... more »

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