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The Commissioner's Report


September 2002

Governor McGreevey has asked me to implement his vision of a Department that is efficient and committed to smart growth. Communicating with citizens on a regular basis is an integral part of sharing this vision. The Commissioner's Report, a monthly newsletter, will highlight the Department's pledge to serve the transportation needs in your communities and throughout the state. New Jerseyans deserve a better quality of life, ensured by an effective transportation network. I hope this newsletter is helpful to you.

                                         - Commissioner Jamie Fox

NJDOT's 'Fix It First' projects address congestion and safety

New Jersey is heavily traveled and densely populated. Reducing congestion and improving safety are major priorities of the McGreevey Administration. Commissioner Fox recently announced important projects that specifically address congestion relief and safety.
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Governor Jim McGreevey visited the Route 1/130 construction site in North Brunswick. The heavily travelled intersection has been redesigned to improve safety and alleviate congestion.
Governor Jim McGreevey
visited the Route 1/130
construction site in
North Brunswick. The
heavily traveled intersection
has been redesigned to
improve safety and
alleviate congestion.

New contract to provide relief
for users of Parkway's Driscoll Bridge

The McGreevey Administration has awarded a contract to build a new state-of-the-art bridge beside the exiting span of the Driscoll Bridge that carries the Garden State Parkway over the Raritan River. More than 80 million vehicles a year travel to and from the northern part of the state to points south along the Jersey Shore. This major commuter and tourism artery has been in need of major repairs and the scene of acute congestion for a long time. Governor McGreevey and Transportation Commissioner Jamie. Fox brought together the Turnpike and the Parkway under a unique financing plan to ensure the project's completion.
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NJDOT awards $14.3 million to municipalites
for non-traditional transportation projects

The NJDOT recently awarded $14.3 million in federal grants to 44 municipalities across the state. The grants fund non-traditional transportation projects while helping to promote the local economy and raising the quality of life for residents. Transportation enhancement grants are funded through the federal Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21).
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McGreevey Administration begins
to correct E-ZPass problems

One of the first major assignments Governor James E. McGreevey gave to Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox was to figure out how to solve the problems plaguing E-Zpass, New Jersey's electronic toll collection system. While E-ZPass has scored successes by easing bottlenecks at toll plazas, reducing traffic congestion and helping to improve air quality, the system requires a complete managerial and financial overhaul. Initial recommendations from a special report have already been implemented.
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EZPass Report - A Plan that Works for NJ (pdf 337kb)

'Fix DMV' Commission issues interim report
highlighting need for secure facilities and documents

The "Fix DMV" Commission recently released an interim report following an extensive public hearing. Comments from the public were blunt and painted a picture of an agency in dire need of reform. Coupled with reports of recurring license fraud and security problems, the Commission felt compelled to issue interim recommendations while continuing to deliberate on the future of New Jersey's Division of Motor Vehicles.
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