announces evaluation of transportation infrastructure
effort will lead to better asset management
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Jack
Lettiere today announced the kick-off of a statewide effort to
evaluate the physical condition of New Jersey's transportation
infrastructure. This effort will lead to a better understanding
of the state's resources, assets, and challenges, and will assist
public agencies and authorities with their capital investment
asset management is a theme that has been strongly encouraged
by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT).
It emphasizes principles that focus primarily on infrastructure
preservation, but apply to all areas of the capital investment
decision-making process, including: defining policy objectives
to planning, programming, budgeting, program and project development
and design, operations, construction, maintenance, and system
effort will include public agencies and authorities receiving
federal funding, including NJ TRANSIT, the New Jersey Turnpike
Authority, and the South Jersey Transportation Authority.
Work will begin after Labor Day and focus on bridges, roads, rail
assets, pavement, signs, and signals.
have a responsibility to understand the physical condition of
our transportation infrastructure," said NJDOT Commissioner Jack
Lettiere. "This effort will lead to better asset management
for New Jersey."