Did You Know? NJDOT’s Research Library Resources

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Research Library offers valuable assistance in supporting various research tasks and for accessing resources. This article highlights three key resources available:

AASHTO Standards. All of the current “featured” or “essential” standards, manuals, and guides from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) are available to NJDOT employees. Some are available in print and/or CD-ROM and can be checked out with your New Jersey State Library card. All of the “featured/essential” publications are available to NJDOT employees via SharePoint. However, users must request access to individual publications and follow a specific download process. Many additional standards, both current and historical, are also available.

ASTM Standards. Formed in 1898, ASTM International is one of the world’s largest international standards developing organizations. NJDOT subscribes to the ASTM Compass database, which includes 81,757 standards from ASTM and 2,282 publications from AASHTO, as of May 21, 2024. The Research Library will be happy to help you retrieve specific standards available under this subscription. NJDOT employees who access ASTM standards frequently may also sign up for their own logins under the “Tools” page on the intranet.

TRID Database. TRID is an integrated database that combines the records from TRB’s Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD’s Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to 1.4 million records of transportation research worldwide.

Hot Topic Searches are available on the TRID Searches page

The Research Library maintains a “TRID Searches” page that contains a list of recent publications indexed in the TRID database organized by 37 subject areas. NJDOT’s Library also maintains “Hot Topic” searches that contain the projects and publications issued in the last five years on several topics, including: Transformational Technologies; Planning & Safety; Resilience; Sustainability; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and Workforce Recruitment and Retention.


Recent publications with New Jersey identifiers and/or prepared by NJ research institutions can be discovered through TRID.  A quick search in TRID of research from New Jersey published in the past six months included these articles:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Safety

  • Zaman, A., Z. Huang, W. Li, H. Qin, D. Kang, and X. Liu. Development of Railroad Trespassing Database Using Artificial Intelligence. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, 2024, 80p. https://trid.trb.org/view/2341095

Bridges and Other Structures

  • Najafi, A., Z. Amir, B. Salman, P. Sanaei, E. Lojano-Quispe, A. Maher, and R. Schaefer. A Digital Twin Framework for Bridges. ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2023, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2024, pp 433-441. https://trid.trb.org/view/2329319
  • Al Shaini, I., and A. Trias. Bridge deck surface damage assessment using point cloud data. Advances in Bridge Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2023, 31p. https://trid.trb.org/view/2301538

Environment and Underserved Communities

  • Ji, N., A. Baptista, C.H. Yu, C. Cepeda, F. Green, M. Greenberg, I. Colon Mincey, P. Ohman-Strickland, N. Fiedler, H.M. Kipen, and R.J. Laumbach. Traffic-related air pollution, chronic stress, and changes in exhaled nitric oxide and lung function among a panel of children with asthma living in an underresourced community. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 912, 2024, p168984. https://trid.trb.org/view/2302836

Safety and Human Factors

  • Bartin, B., K. Ozbay, and C. Xu. Safety performance functions for two-lane urban arterial segments. Safety Science, Vol. 167, 2023, p106284. https://trid.trb.org/view/2229553
  • Hasan, A.S., D. Patel, and M. Jalayer. Did COVID-19 Mandates influence driver distraction behaviors? A case study in New Jersey. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, Vol. 99, 2023, pp 429-449. https://trid.trb.org/view/2289812
  • Patel, D., R.E. Alfaris, and M. Jalayer. Assessing the effectiveness of autism spectrum disorder roadway warning signs: A case study in New Jersey. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, Vol. 100, 2024, pp 57-68. https://trid.trb.org/view/2293015
  • Younes, H., R.B. Noland, and C.J. Andrews. Gender split and safety behavior of cyclists and e-scooter users in Asbury Park, NJ. Case Studies on Transport Policy, Vol. 14, 2023, p 101073. https://trid.trb.org/view/2238150
  • Younes, H., R.B. Noland, L.A. Von Hagen, and J. Sinclair. Cycling during and after COVID: Has there been a boom in activity? Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, Vol. 99, 2023, pp 71-82. https://trid.trb.org/view/2274405

Public Participation

  • Keenan, K. The transportation policy elite and their ladder of citizen participation: Problems and prospects around communication methods in New Jersey. Cities, Vol. 145, 2024, p 104732. https://trid.trb.org/view/2309380

Public Transportation Ridership

  • Devajyoti, D. and Z. Liu. Who stopped riding buses and what would motivate them to return? A New Jersey case study. Case Studies on Transport Policy, Vol. 15, 2024, p 101159. https://trid.trb.org/view/2343481


NJDOT’s Bureau of Research, Innovation & Information Transfer (BRIIT), which includes the Research Library, funds research to enhance the quality and cost effectiveness of the policies, practices, standards and specifications that are used in planning, designing, building and maintaining New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure. BRIIT collaborates directly with university and other research professionals to find solutions to improve the durability and efficiency of infrastructure and the safety and mobility of New Jersey’s residents, workers, visitors and businesses. Ongoing research projects and completed research studies can be accessed here.

NJDOT’s BRIIT prepares an Annual Implementation Report that explore the value and benefits of its funded research. These reports survey and interview principal investigators, customers and research project managers to help identify next steps for research and implementation and document the strategies that have been used for technology transfer of research findings to the state’s transportation community. The most recent report, published in February 2024, covers research completed in 2021-2022.

Please contact the NJDOT research librarian, Eric Schwarz, MLIS, at (609) 963-1898, or email library@dot.nj.gov for assistance in your transportation research, or to customize your searches in TRID and other databases.

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