The theme for the 19th Annual NJDOT Research Showcase was “Innovation in Transportation Mobility” and the event provided an opportunity for NJDOT customers to learn more about ongoing research initiatives, technology transfer activities, and academic research being conducted by university research partners and their associates. The annual event serves as a showcase to present the ongoing initiatives and benefits of the NJDOT Research program. Several awards were given in recognition of research, innovation and implementation efforts, including: outstanding university student in transportation award to a student involved with a NJDOT sponsored research project and an annual implementation award, among others.
In addition to providing a glimpse into research projects funded by NJDOT, inspirational projects sponsored by other organizations are also invited for presentation. The Research Showcase included a general session in the morning featuring Jim Shurbutt, from FHWA’s Exploratory Advanced Research Program at Turner-Fairbank’s Highway Research Center as well as presentation that highlighted recent successes of NJDOT’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program including a NJDOT-sponsored UAS peer exchange. The day’s events included afternoon topical breakout sessions and a poster display area. The event was attended by 250 NJDOT, NJ Transit, MVC, FHWA, local government, consultant and academic representatives.
The 19th Annual NJDOT Research Showcase was hosted by the New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program (NJ LTAP) at Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) on behalf of the event sponsors NJDOT Bureau of Research and the Federal Highway Administration.
Below are several presentations and other information from the 19th Annual NJDOT Research Showcase. All the files listed below are in PDF.
Keynote Presentation: The Exploratory Search for Innovation and Mobility (3 MB)
Jim Shurbutt, Exploratory Advanced Research Program Coordinator, FHWA Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
- NJDOT Innovation Program (2 MB)
- NJ Transportation Research Ideas Website (0.9 MB)
- NJDOT UAS Peer Exchange and UAS Research Program (10 MB)
- Applying the Scour Evaluation Model (SEM) to New Jersey Bridges (5 MB)
- Characterizing Cracking Process in Clayey Soil Using Electrical Resistivity Method (3 MB)
- Freeway Bottlenecks: Innovative Mitigation Strategies and Improved Modeling Approaches (0.8 MB)
- Introducing Innovations for Resurgence of Freight and Passenger Train Industry (3 MB)
- The Case for Software-Assisted Calibration (0.9 MB)
- Evaluation of Raised Pavement Markers (1.3 MB)
- Worker Safety Issues of Wireless Devices (2 MB)
- A Performance-Based Approach for Loading Definition of Heavy Impact Events (3 MB)