The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJ DOT) is the agency responsible for transportation issues and policy in New Jersey. New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. It is headed by the Commissioner of Transportation. The present Commissioner is Kris Kolluri, Esq, who was sworn into office as Commissioner on March 13, 2006. Kris Kolluri, son of Raman Kolluri, was sworn into office as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT on March 13
NJ DOT is based at 1035 Parkway Avenue, Trenton.
As of 2007, 3,842 employees are under NJDOT.
NJ DOT was established in 1966 as the first State transportation agency in the United States. It has been responsible for maintaing and operating of the State's highway and public road system, planning and developing transportation policy and assisting with rail, freight and intermodal transportation issues.
In 1979, with the establishment of NJ Transit, NJ DOT's rail division (which funded and supported State-sponsored passenger rail service) was folded into the new agency. The New Jersey Transit Corporation (usually shortened to New Jersey Transit, NJ Transit or NJT) is a statewide Public transportation system serving
Until 2003, the NJDOT included the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), which was re-established as the self-operating New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission is the governmental agency responsible for registering and inspecting Automobiles and licensing drivers in the U
Since the 1990s, NJDOT has been phasing many of the traffic circles in New Jersey. This is a list of traffic circles in New Jersey. The US state of New Jersey at one point had a total of 101 Traffic circles 44 of which were part of
NJ DOT operates, develops and maintains the State's public road system, including Interstate, State and Federal highways, with a total of 2,324. In the US state of New Jersey, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT maintains a system of State highways. 01 miles (3,740. 13 km) of State-owned and operated roads. Most major highways within New Jersey are under NJDOT jursidiction, except toll routes including the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway (under the New Jersey Turnpike Authority) and the Atlantic City Expressway as well as the interstate toll bridges and tunnels. The New Jersey Turnpike (or simply The Turnpike as it is known to New Jersey residents is a Toll road in New Jersey and is one of the most heavily traveled The Garden State Parkway ( GSP) is a 1724-mile (277-km limited-access toll Parkway that stretches the length of New Jersey from the New York The Atlantic City Expressway (officially numbered but unsigned as Route 446) is a controlled-access Toll road in New Jersey, managed and operated by the
NJ DOT develops interim and long-term plans and strategic policy on freight and shipping in and around the state. These intermodal policies cover trucking, rail, maritime and air freight.
Assistance to local communities and grants for transportation-related projects.
Technical planning, design and research for projects
The NJ DOT was also responsible for funding and supporting passenger rail service within New Jersey and to and from nearby points from late 1960s onward, including procuring new modern equipment and rolling stock. The agency purchased EMD GP40Ps for the Central Railroad of New Jersey in 1968, the GE U34CH locomotives and Comet I cars for the Erie Lackawanna (1970) and Arrow electric MU cars for the Penn Central in 1968-69. The General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD GP40 Diesel locomotive, in its "normal" configuration was primarily used in freight The Central Railroad of New Jersey, more commonly known as the Jersey Central Lines or CNJ, was a regional railroad with origins in the 1830s lasting until 1976 when The U34CH is a 3600hp passenger diesel locomotive built by General Electric between 1970-73 The Erie Lackawanna Railway, known as the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad until 1968 was formed from the 1960 merger of the Erie Railroad and the Delaware Lackawanna The Pennsylvania and New York Central Transportation Company, almost always called Penn Central, was an American Railroad company that operated from 1968
In 1979 NJ Transit assumed responsbilities for passenger rail in New Jersey.