Algorithms to Convert Basic Safety Messages into Traffic Measures

An NSF project named “study of driving volatility in connected and cooperative vehicle systems” aims at extracting driving volatility, characterized by hard acceleration/braking, jerky movements, sharp lane changes or turns, and abnormally high speeds in a connected vehicle environment. The objective of this project is to model computationally efficient algorithms for predicting driver actions and volatility using information about their prior behaviors combined with positions and motions obtained via wireless communications.

NJDOT Bridge Resource Program

The primary mission of the Bridge Resource Program (BRP) is to provide ongoing engineering evaluation and research support to the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Division of Bridge Engineering and Infrastructure Management. Major Goals of BRP is to (1) Preserve the state’s Bridge and Structural Assets, (2) Optimize the overall condition of the state’s assets within available funding limits and (3) Assist in developing the policy and standard based on new technologies to ensure structures safety and preserve NJDOT’s structures.

ITS Deployment Evaluation Program Technical and Program Support

C2SMART researchers are working in partnership with Noblis to provide technical and management support for the ITS Deployment Evaluation program by populating and providing analysis of the ITS Benefits, Costs and Lessons Learned/Best Practices for an ITS Deployment Database. Additionally, C2SMART provides technical and program support for the ITS Deployment Tracking Survey and is providing technical support for modal collaboration on Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM) to accelerate deployment.

Utilizing CAT Data for Freeway Operational Strategies

The overall scope of the project is to assess use cases where freeway operations strategies could be improved through the transmission of data between a traffic management system (TMS) and the larger cooperative automated transportation (CAT) system (either directly or through a third party). This assessment should (1) spur development of enhanced and new operational strategies and (2) help agencies justify gaining access to additional CAT data.

Statewide Mobility Services Program Strategic Procurement Planning

The current Statewide Active Transportation Demand Management (ATDM) program is nearing the end of its contract period. This assignment will assist NYSDOT in setting a strategic direction and executing a procurement strategy for a new Statewide Mobility Services Program, building on the strengths of the evolving ATDM Program while leveraging the opportunities now available in the private marketplace.

Utilizing Social Media Data for Estimating Transit Performance Metrics in a Pre- and Post-COVID-19 World

This perception of transit can be captured through the sentiment of posts made by users on social media. Performance metrics based on user perception can provide the service provider a customer-facing view of their service and help enhance their service and address the user concerns, especially from a public health standpoint in a post-COVID lockdown world, appropriately.