Department of Transportation Readopting Tourist Oriented Directional Signs (TODS) Program With Amendments, Repeal, and New Rules
(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation is issuing notice of readoption with amendments, repeal, and new rules at N.J.A.C. 16:41D. The purpose of these rulesis to establish guidelines, standards and requirements to be followed and adhered to in the provision of Tourist Oriented Directional Signs (TODS) along eligible state highways of New Jersey. The TODS program provides motorists with identification and directional information to eligible tourist-oriented businesses and activities located off the state highway system through official highway signs. The signs must comply with the standards established in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Participation in the TODS program is elective and is offered to facilities which meet the standards. Restaurants, wineries, museums, antique shops, marinas and agri-tourism facilities are typical TODS participants.
The proposal was published in the July 2, 2018 issue of New Jersey Register at 50 N.J.R. 1469(a). It may be viewed on the Department’s rule proposals page here.
The public may send in written comments by the close of the public comment period on August 31, 2018 via the Department’s website comment form, or via the following mail or email addresses:
Paul F. Sprewell
Administrative Practice Officer
NJ Department of Transportation
PO Box 600, Trenton, NJ 08625-0600
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Comments submitted to the Department on the proposed rulemaking are public records and are available for public inspection by prior appointment during normal Department business hours.