Statewide Traffic OperationsStatewide Traffic Operations has integrated the policies and procedures of NJDOT and the Toll Road Authorities as they relate to operating our transportation system. Statewide Traffic Operations is currently working with the NJ Turnpike Authority on constructing a Statewide Traffic Management Center in Woodbridge.
Our overall mission is to keep traffic safely moving by quickly clearing incidents and providing real time traffic information by using the latest transportation technology. This is accomplished through a variety of safety and technology-related programs such as the Emergency Service Patrols, the Traffic Operations Centers, our Statewide Incident Management Program and the deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). In addition, the Department's Centralized Dispatch Unit (CDU) operated under the Statewide Traffic Operations umbrella and is responsible for handling all emergency calls that come in from police departments and the public throughout the state.
Traffic Operations Centers in Elmwood Park and Cherry Hill operate more than 178 cameras, 91 electronic variable message signs, 14 highway advisory radio transmitter sites and help activate Amber Alert bulletins concerning child abductions. Information from these Traffic Operations Centers support real time traffic information online at www.njcommuter.com as well as several traffic reporting services and TRANSCOM. The Web cameras alone experience close to 1 million hits annually.
The Emergency Service Patrols have assisted over 400,000 motorists on New Jersey's state highways during its 12 year existence. They patrol approximately 400 miles of roadway statewide. We also coordinate a Statewide Incident Management Program in cooperation with the New Jersey State Police.
NJDOT established the Office of Transportation Security in October 2004 to coordinate security initiatives for critical elements of the transportation system: bridges, tunnels, rail freight, trucks, buses, trains, ferries, aiports, ports and air freight.
The office is charged to:
PO Box 5042
732.750.5300; FAX 732.750.5316
Palisades Interstate Park CommissionPO Box 155
201.768.1360; FAX 201.767.3842
PO Box 351
609.965.6060; FAX 609.965.7315
Newport Financial Center
111 Town Square Place, 6th Floor
Jersey City, 07310-1755
TRANSCOM is a coalition of 16 highway, transit and public safety agencies in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region. Created in 1986 to provide a cooperative approach to regional transportation management, it is funded by member agencies and the Federal Highway Administration.
The board is made up of the cheif executives of the 16 member agencies and all actions require their unanimous approval.
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Last Updated: January 10, 2008