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The initiative is Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti’s vision for how she wants the NJDOT to be regarded by all of the agency’s stakeholders, both internally and externally, and includes a plan to promote the great work at the Department.

The core values outlined in the initiative are: Inform, Innovate, Collaborate, Empower, and Evolve.

And the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) set out to Inform by hosting a “Commitment to Communities Forum & Expo, on June 27, 9AM – 1PM, at The College of New Jersey Brower Center. The event is addressed to all organizations interested in NJDOT contracting opportunities, disadvantaged, minority, women and small-owned businesses, prime contractors, local agencies, elected officials, and legislators.  NJDOT will offer answers to the following concerns: how is NJDOT organized, what is a point of contact for a particular program, where to find resources and technical assistance, what falls under their purview, and more.

Anyone interested can sign up at

And through a Collaboration with the Federal Highway Administration, the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges were recently open to traffic, just in time for all the shore goers to enjoy safe and modern facilities. The project was finished a y ensure that Long Beach Island has access for emergency services and coastal evacuation during severe weather.

NJDOT reiterated their commitment to safety and stated that the Route 72 bridges project is an example of how they do that, while incorporating features that enrich the community.  The public accommodations include:  room for safe bicycling across the entire span and the addition of a six-foot sidewalk across the old span, preservation of the “String of Pearls” lighting effect, creation of an environmental walking trail with scenic views which provides the first public access to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge on Cedar Bonnet Island, and providing parking and enhanced fishing and recreation areas around the bridges with railings in some places that make it easier for people with disabilities to fish.

NJDOT wants to show that it embraces its role as a customer service organization, is committed to keep infrastructure in a State of Good Repair, protect natural resources, adopt new technologies and adapt to changing environments, and enhance the quality of life of residents and traveling public.

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