NJ Transit And Rutgers University Selected For Grant To Study Improved Pedestrian Detection At Rail Crossings

Rutgers University in partnership with NJ TRANSIT has been selected for a grant award by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for its Safety Research and Demonstration Program. Rutgers University in cooperation with NJ TRANSIT received $357,000 to study pedestrian detection, one of ten grants awarded throughout the country.

Rutgers University Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) will utilize the funding to research and analyze pedestrian detection at NJ TRANSIT highway rail crossings to reduce fatalities. New Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology will gather data and help transit agencies develop trespasser avoidance solutions.

NJ TRANSIT’s focus on technology to improve every aspect of our service. We thank USDOT and the FTA for their support, and their continuing efforts to improve transit service and safety in New Jersey.”

The US Department of Transportation FTA Safety Research and Demonstration Program is designed to provide technical and financial support for transit agencies to pursue innovative approaches to eliminate or mitigate safety hazards.

NJ TRANSIT reminds the public to stay off railroad tracks, cross only at designated crossings, obey all safety signals and gates whether in a vehicle or on foot and remember at all times that trains can operate on any track from either direction.

via Press Release

This article was posted on: December 3, 2020