New Jersey Congestion, Security, and Safety Initiative

Center for Advanced Infastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University, The New Jersey Department of Transportation

"The purpose of this project is to examine the relationship between effective national transportation congestion, security, and safety technology transfer applications. The project first compared national trends and the conditions found in New Jersey, and then implemented the most appropriate solution. When examining the national transportation congestion, security, and safety technology transfer trends, the findings show that security and congestion were interrelated through safety. Specifically, reduction of roadway crashes, adjustment of driver behavior, and use of safety counter measure applications impacted both domains. These findings were similarly reflected in New Jersey with safety being an integral component of security and congestion.

"As a result, the Safety Conscious Planning (SCP) Model, a comprehensive safety system, was selected and implement as the network because it promoted the reduction of crashes that affect the security and congestion of the entire transportation infrastructure in New Jersey. The intended benefit of this implementation effort was realized when funding opportunities, resources, and technical support reached county and local municipalities, where over sixty percent of the roadway fatalities occur annually. Another gain was the collective empowerment of a partnership being applied to resolving regional safety issues. Also, SCP facilitated the involvement of local elected officials working together with safety professionals to organize local safety networks in their own communities."

Filed in: Community Problems and Solutions, Plans and Policies, Crashes and Safety

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