Department of Transportation, New Jersey

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The Department of Transportation is an agency in New Jersey.

The mission statement of the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJ DOT) is "Improving Lives by Improving Transportation."[1]

Budget

Budget information is not available on the department website, but can be accessed on the State of New Jersey website.[2]

Total Appropriations Year Ending June 30, 2012

Year Funds
2011 Adjusted Appropriations 1,285,818
Requested 1,425,206
Recommended 1,425,206

The department also received over $1 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, $652 million for state and local highway and bridge infrastructure projects and $425 million for transit projects.[3]

Programs

The Department runs a number of Community Programs, including the Transit Village Initiative, which is intended to update residential and community areas around transit stations to encourage pedestrian and public transit friendly neighborhoods. The Initiative seeks community revitalization, reduction of traffic congestion, and improve air quality.[4]

NJ DOT also sponsors the Safe Routes to School program, which helps communities implement programs that encourage and ensure the safety of walking or bicycling to school.[5]

The Liberty Corridor project is a current major project for NJ DOT.[6]

Awarded ARRA construction projects are also listed on the department website.[3]

Transparency

General contact information and phone numbers, but not emails, for Executive Staff are available.[7][8] Executive salaries are also not disclosed.

Open Public Records Act (OPRA) information is provided.[9]

Public Involvement meetings are posted.[10]

Bidding openings and awarded projects are posted.[11]

Contract documents do not appear to be available. Annual reports and audits also do not seem to be posted.

The Department's Long Range Transportation Plan is posted.[12]

Project studies and informational documents, including contracts, costs, and environmental studies, do not appear to be available for most projects.

External links

References