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Executive Order #10

Governor James J. Florio

Rescinded Executive Order Nos. 25, 218, and 220 (Kean).

WHEREAS, an effective transportation system is critical to the well being of the citizens of New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, investment in the State's transportation system has proven to be vital in fostering a stable and healthy economy; and

WHEREAS, major decisions concerning the operation of and capital investment in our transportation system must be made in the context of a unified State transportation network; and

WHEREAS, the transportation system must be designed to support economic growth, relieve congestion, improve air quality, revitalize urban areas and provide coordination among the various modes of transportation; and

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Transportation is statutorily empowered to coordinate all transportation planning and program development in the State; and

WHEREAS, the coordination of transportation planning and program development in the State by the Commissioner of Transportation should occur in conjunction with the various agencies and authorities whose mission is to provide transportation services to New Jersey's citizenry; and

WHEREAS, all transportation agencies must have clear business plans that clearly state their missions, goals and objectives, financial projections, capital programming criteria, and performance indicators;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES J. FLORIO, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

1. a. There is hereby established the New Jersey Transportation Executive Council which shall advise the Commissioner of Transportation on transportation policies, priorities and progress. The Council through its Chairperson shall make recommendations to the Governor on overall transportation policy, capital and operating investments and related fiscal matters.

b. The Commissioner of Transportation shall serve as the Council's Chairperson and shall also represent New Jersey Transit Corporation on the Council. The Council shall also include the Chairpersons of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, the New Jersey Highway Authority, the New Jersey Expressway Authority, the Delaware River Port Authority, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, The Delaware River and Bay Authority, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, the Atlantic County Transportation Authority, the Cape May County Bridge Commission and the Burlington County Bridge Commission, the Commissioners of Commerce and Economic Development and Environmental Protection, the State Treasurer, the Governor's Director of Policy, the Director of the Governor's Authorities Unit and the Governor's Counsel for Legislation and Policy.

c. The Council shall be aided in its deliberations by a Technical Advisory Group which shall have the Assistant Transportation Commissioner for Policy and Planning as its Chairperson and shall include the Executive Director of New Jersey Transit, the Director of New Jersey Transit, Hudson River Waterfront Transportation Office, and the Executive Directors of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority,the New Jersey Highway Authority, the New Jersey Expressway Authority, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Delaware River Port Authority, the Delaware River and Bay Authority, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, the Atlantic County Transportation Authority, the Cape May County Bridge Commission and the Burlington County Bridge Commission.

d. The Chairperson of the Council may establish such committees as he deems necessary to carry out the functions of the Council and shall name the members of the committees in his discretion.

2. The Commissioner of Transportation shall ensure that the state's Transportation Plan and an annual updated capital investment plan produced by the Department of Transportation reflect a coordinated, Statewide strategic plan for all modes of transportation in the State and all of the services provided by the State, and its agencies and authorities.

3. a. Each of the following agencies and authorities shall be required to complete a strategic business plan under the direction of and according to a timetable specified by the Commissioner of Transportation:

1. The Department of Transportation; 2. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority; 3. The New Jersey Highway Authority; 4. The New Jersey Expressway Authority; 5. The New Jersey Transit Corporation; 6. The Cape May County Bridge Commission; 7. The Burlington County Bridge Commission; and 8. The Atlantic County Transportation Authority.

b. In addition, each of the following agencies and authorities shall be requested to complete a strategic business plan under the direction of and according to a timetable specified by the Commissioner of Transportation:

1. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; 2. The Delaware River Port Authority; 3. The Delaware River and Bay Authority; 4. The Palisades Interstate Park Commission; and 5. The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.

c. The Commissioner of Transportation shall define the requirements for each strategic business plan.

d. Each strategic business plan shall be submitted to the Commissioner of Transportation, who shall review each plan and return any plan or portion thereof for revision if he determines the plan to be incomplete or unsatisfactory.

e. The Commissioner shall require an annual update of each strategic plan.

4. The Commissioner of Transportation shall periodically report to the Governor on the activities and recommendations of the Transportation Executive Council and on the results of the strategic planning process established in paragraphs 2 and 3 above.

5. The Commissioner of Transportation is authorized to call upon any department, office, division or agency of this State to supply him with data, and any other information, personnel or assistance he deems necessary to discharge his duties under this Order. Each department, office, division or agency of this State is hereby required, to the extent not inconsistent with law, to cooperate with the Commissioner of Transportation and to furnish him with such information, personnel and assistance as is necessary to accomplish the purpose of this Order.

6. Executive Order Nos. 25, 218, and 220 (Governor Kean) are hereby rescinded.

7. This Order shall take effect immediately and shall supersede any prior Executive Orders with which it is inconsistent.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this 6th day of June in the Year of
Our Lord, one thousand nine hundred
and ninety, and of the Independence
of the United States, the two hundred
and fourteenth.

/s/ James J. Florio
GOVERNOR

Attest:

/s/ John A. Sweeney
Counsel to the Governor

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