Innovation Spotlight

2020 Francis B. Francois Award for Innovation – NJDOT’s Marine Navigation Retroreflective Markers

2020 Francis B. Francois Award for Innovation – NJDOT’s Marine Navigation Retroreflective Markers

In 2020, 36 state DOTs nominated 79 projects and AASHTO awarded its Francis B. Francois Award to NJDOT for the innovative use of retroreflective markers for marine navigation. ...
Build a Better Mousetrap 2020 Award Winner Announced

Build a Better Mousetrap 2020 Award Winner Announced

Scott Ainsley and Mark Crago of NJDOT’s Operations and Training Unit were recently named winners of the 2020 BABM Competition for the design and development of their Anti-Jackknife Device under the Maintenance Tools and Methods category. ...
NJ STIC 2020 Fall Meeting

NJ STIC 2020 Fall Meeting

The NJ State Transportation Innovation Council (NJ STIC) Fall 2020 Meeting, held on November 6, 2020, focused on the introduction of EDC-6 Innovative Initiatives and summary of experience of EDC-5 initiative implementation. The topic anticipated the beginning of the Every Day Counts (EDC)-6 two-year program in January 2021. The STIC Meeting Agenda had been distributed ...
NJ Invites You to Participate in Mileage-Based User Fee Study

NJ Invites You to Participate in Mileage-Based User Fee Study

NJDOT is participating in a pilot study exploring a potential future transportation funding solution in New Jersey. The pilot study will examine whether mileage-based user fees offer a feasible alternative to the fuel tax, which is seeing declining revenues as more drivers shift to more efficient and electric vehicles. ...
NJDOT’s Traffic Incident Management Training Program

NJDOT’s Traffic Incident Management Training Program

NJDOT’s New Jersey’s Traffic Incident Management (TIM) program consists of a planned and coordinated multi-disciplinary process to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents so that traffic flow may be restored as safely and quickly as possible after an incident. ...
Federal Highway Administration Releases Third EDC-5 Progress Report

Federal Highway Administration Releases Third EDC-5 Progress Report

FHWA has released the latest report card for Every Day Counts (EDC)-5 innovation deployment status among state Departments of Transportation. ...
A-GaME: Avoiding Unforeseen Costs on Transportation Projects Through Early Detection of Subterranean Obstacles

A-GaME: Avoiding Unforeseen Costs on Transportation Projects Through Early Detection of Subterranean Obstacles

The A-GaME is a FHWA Every Day Counts (EDC-5) innovation. This interview with staff of the NJDOT from Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology discusses how the agency utilizes A-GaME methods in its projects and the benefits these methods provide. ...
FHWA Announces Every Day Counts (EDC-6) Innovation Areas

FHWA Announces Every Day Counts (EDC-6) Innovation Areas

FHWA announced that it will officially launch EDC-6 by webinar on September 23, 2020 and distributed descriptions of seven innovative practices that the nation's STICs should consider for accelerated deployment. ...