Evaluating the Safety and Mobility Impacts of American Dream Complex: Phase I (Feasibility Study, and Data Acquisition)

According to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), New Jersey has the worst traffic bottleneck in the country. With the opening of the second largest retail and entertainment complex in the country, local officials and NJ Governor’s office estimate that the American Dream complex will make congestion and safety even worse. The primary goals of this proposal are (1) to coordinate with the stakeholders to identify the traffic and safety issues associated with this complex and (2) to collect relevant data to develop an analytics framework using modern machine learning algorithms, such as convolutional neural networks, to identify conflicts between the different road user groups (e.g., drivers and pedestrians) in the vicinity of this complex. It is expected that the results obtained from this Phase I project will provide a solid framework for a larger data collection and analytics with the aim of developing effective and innovative solutions to alleviate traffic congestion and motor vehicle crashes/near crashes around this complex. The developed artificial intelligence (AI) will be readily deployed on the stakeholders’ local machines.


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $160000
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

    One Newark Center, 17th Floor
    Newark, NJ  United States  07102

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Project Managers:

    Hamas, Keith

    Szary, Patrick

  • Performing Organizations:

    Rowan University

    College of Engineering
    201 Mullica Hill Road
    Glassboro, NJ  United States  08028
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jalayer, Mohammad

    Bouaynaya, Nidhal

    Rasool, Ghulam

  • Start Date: 20191201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01727613
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847102, CAIT-UTC-REG31
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 19 2020 6:38AM