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|Newark Light Rail Origin-Destination and Intermodal Choice Study||2022||In-Progress||Robert Noland||Public Transportation, Transportation Systems Planning|
Specifically, we will seek to understand whether automobile drivers exiting from I-280 (at exit 13) can transfer to the NRL at the Orange Street NRL station (or other locations).
|Tracking Transportation Behavior Changes as the Pandemic Recedes||2022||In-Progress||Robert Noland||Active Transportation, Public Transportation, Transportation Systems Planning|
We are now collecting an additional round of data on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on how people work, travel, and engage in commerce, to track these changes over time with the aim to determine whether these changes persist.
|active transit transportation-systems-planning||robert-noland|
|NJ ZIP Technical Assistance||2022||In-Progress||Jon Carnegie, Miriam Salerno||Research, Training|
The NJ ZIP pilot program is a first-come, first-serve voucher program designed to incentivize the adoption of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (ZE MHDVs) by New Jersey businesses and institutions, especially those operating within overburdened communities.
|research training||jon-carnegie miriam-salerno|
|NYMTC Community Planning Workshops||2022||In-Progress||Miriam Salerno||Engagement, Training|
The purpose of the workshops is to provide planning assistance to local municipalities and to develop recommendations for local improvements consistent with the goals of Moving Forward.
|Improving Food Access, Addressing the Needs of Sensitive Communities, and Improving Transit Facilities||2022||In-Progress||Michael Smart||Equitable Mobility, Public Transportation|
Seeking to understand how investments in passenger facilities can improve food access and transportation services while addressing the needs of the unhoused population that rely on facilities for shelter.
|Cumberland County Area Transportation Future of Mobility Study||2022||In-Progress||Jon Carnegie||Equitable Mobility, Innovation, Public Transportation, Transportation Systems Planning|
Exploring opportunities to expand service to rural areas of Cumberland County through program changes, implementation of micro-transit, or other means while staying with existing funding resources.
|equity innovation transit transportation-systems-planning||jon-carnegie|
|Empowering Local Programs to Enhance Transportation Access through Autonomous Mobility||2022||In-Progress||Andrea Lubin||Equitable Mobility, Innovation, Public Transportation|
This project is focused on familiarizing and building understanding among NJ county community transit providers for AV technology and documenting their concerns and suggestions.
|equity innovation transit||andrea-lubin|
|Together North Jersey||2022||In-Progress||Jon Carnegie, Miriam Salerno||Transportation & Land Use|
RU-VTC has continued to partner with NJTPA to promote implementation of the Together North Jersey plan with technical activities focused on topics related to economic competitiveness, livability, resiliency, and efficiency
|Project SEARCH||2022||In-Progress||Louis Hoffman||Public Transportation|
NJTIP @ Rutgers proposes that our staff work cooperatively with Union County Educational Services Commission staff during the upcoming school year.
|Innovations in Public Engagement||2022||In-Progress||Miriam Salerno||Engagement, Innovation, Research|
Rutgers-POET is continuing to work with North Jersey’s metropolitan planning organization to research, evaluate and deploy creative approaches to public involvement. Examples: Pop-up radio studio, Set the Table!, UpNext North Jersey.
|engagement innovation research||miriam-salerno|
|Walter Rand Food Access and Sensitive Communities||2022||In-Progress||Michael Smart||Equitable Mobility, Public Transportation|
This project seeks to better understand how new transit facility investment can be better integrated with food access and address the needs of sensitive communities.
|Transit Usage Impacts of NJ Transit-Oriented Developments (TODs)||2022||In-Progress||Michael Smart, Stephanie DiPetrillo||Public Transportation, Transportation & Land Use|
To better understand the relationships between Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and the travel behaviors of those who live nearby, and TOD characteristics and its appeal to the customers of retail establishments located within.
|transit land-use||michael-smart stephanie-dipetrillo|
|NJ Department of Transportation Local Highway Finance||2022||In-Progress||Jon Carnegie||Finance & Economics|
The objectives of this project are to estimate local government revenue and expenditures, develop and pilot test a municipal survey, and complete Form FHWA 536.
|Technology Transfer & Implementation Program, 2021-2026 – Year 2||2022||In-Progress||David Aimen||Innovation, Sustainability & Environment, Transportation Resilience, Transportation Systems Planning|
This project aims to increase the level of awareness concerning transportation-related issues within NJ, promote an exchange of ideas, translate the latest trends and practices, showcase innovation, and promote research results.
|innovation sustainability resilience transportation-systems-planning||david-aimen|
|Somerset County Investment Framework 2022 Update||2022||In-Progress||David Aimen||Sustainability & Environment, Transportation & Land Use, Transportation Resilience|
Rutgers-VTC is providing planning technical assistance to update the CIF by incorporating emerging planning considerations, refreshing data sets, and developing new approaches to identifying investment areas.
|sustainability land-use resilience||david-aimen|
|Mobility Managment Program – TIP NORTH+||2022||In-Progress||Karen Alexander||Equitable Mobility, Public Transportation|
NJTIP @ Rutgers provides travel training for people with disabilities and older adults focused on employment, vocational training, life enrichment or volunteer work.
|TCRP F-29: Mental Health, Wellness, and Resilience for Transit System Workers||2022||In-Progress||Jon Carnegie, Sandy Brennan||Health & Safety, Public Transportation|
Examining stressors for transit workers, identifying the psychological effects of COVID-19, demonstrating the effects to transit management, and engaging workers and management to develop measures that will have a long-lasting effect.
|healthy-safety transit||jon-carnegie sandy-brennan|
|TCRP J-11 Task 41: Pathways to Effective, Inclusive, and Equitable Virtual Public Engagement for Public Transportation||2022||In-Progress||Karen Alexander||Equitable Mobility, Innovation, Public Transportation|
Address significant gaps in public engagement guidance currently available to transit agencies seeking to use virtual tools and techniques to facilitate communication with the community, potential passengers, and current riders.
|equity innovation transit||karen-alexander|
|Morris County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (CHSTP)||2021||In-Progress||Andrea Lubin, Stephanie DiPetrillo||Equitable Mobility, Public Transportation|
The updated Morris County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (CHSTP) will create an integrated and collaborative framework for providing human services transportation in Morris County.
|equity transit||andrea-lubin stephanie-dipetrillo|
|Virtual Public Involvement: A Manual for Effective, Equitable, and Efficient Practices for Transportation Agencies||2021||In-Progress||Andrea Lubin, Miriam Salerno||Engagement, Research|
The research approach blends desktop research with quantitative and qualitative research tasks, including surveys, interviews, and focus groups designed to identify best practices for VPI in varied planning and project development contexts.
|engagement research||andrea-lubin miriam-salerno|
|NJTOD.org: New Jersey’s Transit Friendly Planning Newsletter||2021||In-Progress||Stephanie DiPetrillo||Public Transportation, Transportation & Land Use|
NJTOD.org keeps municipal officials, planners and advocates up-to-date on the potential for intensive development and redevelopment around transit facilities.
|Healthy, Just, Resilient and Carbon-Neutral Mobility Study||2021||In-Progress||Jon Carnegie||Active Transportation, Equitable Mobility, Health & Safety, Innovation, Public Transportation, Sustainability & Environment, Transportation & Land Use, Transportation Resilience, Transportation Systems Planning|
This project is studying how a comprehensive, multi-goal transportation planning and policy framework can be used to achieve carbon-neutral transportation that provides healthy, just, efficient, and resilient mobility for all NJ residents.
|active equity healthy-safety innovation transit sustainability land-use resilience transportation-systems-planning||jon-carnegie|
|SCC-IRG Track 2: Making Micro-mobility Smarter and Safer (M2S2)||2020||In-Progress||Clinton J. Andrews, Deshang Zhang, Dimitris N. Metaxas, Jie Gong, Robert Noland||Active Transportation, Health & Safety, Sustainability & Environment|
The objective of this project is to use methods, create tools, and test the tools in the service of the needs of real communities in order to explicitly integrate both the social and technology solutions to improve safety.
|active healthy-safety sustainability||clinton-j-andrews deshang-zhang dimitris-n-metaxas jie-gong robert-noland|
|In Pursuit of Seamless Borders: Exploring Microtransit Pilot Viability||2020||In-Progress||Andrea Lubin, Stephanie DiPetrillo||Equitable Mobility, Innovation, Public Transportation|
Exploring opportunities for utilizing microtransit as a cost-effective means to meet demand for inter-county trips among NJ’s county transit customers.
|equity innovation transit||andrea-lubin stephanie-dipetrillo|
|New Jersey Department of Transportation Climate Hazard Visualization Tool||2020||In-Progress||Jon Carnegie||Innovation, Sustainability & Environment, Transportation Resilience|
The objectives of this research are to map current and future flood risk, create a web-based flood risk visualization tool and make recommendations for how NJDOT personnel can apply the flood risk visualization tool in their work.
|innovation sustainability resilience||jon-carnegie|
|One-on-One Travel Instruction||2019||In-Progress||Karen Alexander||Equitable Mobility, Public Transportation|
Participants work with a travel instructor who teaches safe travel skills using remote and virtual instruction, then by riding on the bus or train with the customer individually until they can travel confidently and independently.
|Local Bus Markets Survey – Phase 3||2019||In-Progress||Devajyoti Deka, Jon Carnegie||Public Transportation, Transportation Systems Planning|
This research project seeks to update survey data for 38 NJ TRANSIT bus routes in the Newark market.
|transit transportation-systems-planning||devajyoti-deka jon-carnegie|
|NJTIP Travel Training||2018||In-Progress||Karen Alexander||Equitable Mobility, Public Transportation|
This 3- day program introduces participants to accessible fixed route transportation and other mobility options, in New Jersey.
|Middlesex County Destination 2040 Strategic Plan||2018||In-Progress||Jon Carnegie, Miriam Salerno||Active Transportation, Equitable Mobility, Health & Safety, Public Transportation, Sustainability & Environment, Transportation & Land Use|
The Destination 2040 planning process is designed to create a future-oriented master plan that is adaptive to changing circumstances and new opportunities.
|active equity healthy-safety transit sustainability land-use||jon-carnegie miriam-salerno|
|New Jersey Transit Friendly Data Application||2015||In-Progress||Jon Carnegie||Innovation, Public Transportation, Transportation & Land Use, Transportation Systems Planning|
A GIS-based land use and transit planning web-application that allows users to map, report, and export data for their needs.
|innovation transit land-use transportation-systems-planning||jon-carnegie|