Transportation Systems & Safety

Develop and evaluate new and innovative building materials to reduce costs, improve performance, and ultimately increase the quality of life for the people of New Jersey and the nation.

Dr. Mohammad Jalayer

Principal Investigator

Featured Project

Wrong-Way Driving Solutions, Policy and Guidance

Wrong-way driving (WWD) occurs when a driver, either inadvertently or deliberately, drives in the opposing direction of traffic along a high-speed, physically divided highway or its access ramp. WWD is notorious for its severity rather than frequency. These crashes result in 1.34 fatalities per fatal crash, while for other non-WWD fatal crashes, this number drops to 1.10, necessitating further investigations.

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Recent Research Projects

The project, is a joint effort by Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, in collaboration with Rowan University: Center for Research and Education in Advanced Transportation Engineering Systems (CREATEs), and the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA).

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This study aims to evaluate the feasibility of available shared mobility models using the Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) that target underserved communities in New Jersey.  It also develops a robust plan that would provide affordable, implementable, and effective access to PEVs in underserved communities throughout NJ.

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The objective of this research is to evaluate the behavior of pedestrians and drivers on Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) traffic control device and educate pedestrians and drivers on the sequence of PHB operation.

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The objective of this project is to utilize multi-source data and equipment to establish Signal Performance Measures (SPMs) for real-time monitoring; and conduct pilot testing on the integration of Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV), Roadside Units (RSU), On Board Unit (OBU) with the existing and planned NJDOT ATSC system.

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