The New Jersey Department of Transportation
) is the agency responsible for transportation issues and policy in New Jersey
. It is headed by the Commissioner of Transportation
. The present Commissioner is James Simpson
, who was appointed in March 2010.
NJDOT headquarters located at 1035 Parkway Avenue, Ewing
As of 2007, 3,842 employees are under NJDOT.
NJDOT was established in 1966 as the first State transportation agency in the United States. It has been responsible for maintaining and operating the State's highway and public road system, planning and developing transportation policy and assisting with rail, freight and intermodal transportation issues.
In 1979, with the establishment of New Jersey Transit
, NJDOT's rail division (which funded and supported State-sponsored passenger rail service) was folded into the new agency.
Until 2003, the NJDOT included the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), which was re-established as the self-operating New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
Since the 1990s, NJDOT has been phasing out many of the traffic circles in New Jersey
Divisions, Programs and Services
NJDOT operates, develops and maintains the State's public road system
, including Interstate, State and Federal highways, with a total of 2,324.01 miles (3,740.13 km) of State-owned and operated roads. Most major highways... Read More