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Executive Order #105

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

WHEREAS, in the face of limited resources, the need exists in the State to rehabilitate, maintain and expand the transportation infrastructure, with the result being that every governmental and transportation body must make critical investment decisions; and

WHEREAS, the complexity of those needs and the economic needs of the State makes it increasingly more difficult to assess the impact of one organization's programs and initiatives on those of other governmental and transportation bodies; and

WHEREAS, the current organizational structure of the New Jersey Department of Transportation ("DOT") permits coordination of capital investment policy development for DOT and New Jersey Transit, but does not coordinate such development with other State governmental and transportation bodies; and

WHEREAS, the transportation decisions facing the State rely increasingly on the implementation of large-scale, multiorganizational initiatives and the ability to maximize available funding sources; and

WHEREAS, there is a need for the development of international/intermodal corridors to enhance business development and the economic well-being of the State, which requires the coordinated efforts of many entities through the establishment of common goals and mechanisms for cooperative decision making;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

1. There is hereby established an Office of Capital Investment and Coordination in the Department of Transportation to be headed by an Assistant Commissioner for Capital Investment and Coordination who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Commissioner of Transportation.

2. The Office of Capital Investment and Coordination will provide coordination among DOT, other transportation agencies, agencies with responsibilities which include New Jersey and its neighboring states, and with federal representatives on legislative and policy issues which impact the transportation needs of the State. The Office shall be responsible for coordinating the development of a consolidated capital investment strategy which considers the priorities and needs of all transportation agencies, and will coordinate the expenditure of State and federal funds for transportation.

3. The Commissioner may assign staff to the Office of Capital Investment and Coordination as is deemed appropriate to carry out the functions of that Office.

4. All agencies of State government are directed to extend their full cooperation and assistance to DOT in this matter.

5. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this day of in the Year of Our Lord,
One Thousand Nine Hundred and
Ninety Nine, and of the Independence
of the United States, the Two Hundred
and Twenty-Fourth.

/s/Christine Todd Whitman
Governor

Attest: Richard S. Mroz
Chief Counsel to the Governor

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