2015 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 27 - HIGHWAYS
Section 27:26A-4 - Analysis of data, development of strategy
27:26A-4. Analysis of data, development of strategy
4. a. To the end that the problems of traffic congestion and its attendant economic, social and environmental costs and effects shall be dealt with in a comprehensive manner, the department shall analyze already existing data related to commutation patterns, including origin-destination data; and shall engage in or analyze comprehensive traffic congestion studies in order to provide for a more complete and detailed picture of the level and sources of congestion on State highways, county and municipal roads, as well as toll bridges and toll roads.
b. Based upon this analysis or study, the department shall develop a comprehensive strategy of transportation control measures to deal with congestion and air pollution problems in the State, including but not limited to placing special emphasis on the completion of "missing links" in the State highway system, use of high occupancy vehicle lanes, priority treatment of high occupancy vehicles, the adoption of traffic system management, such as improved signage, synchronization of traffic lights, resurfacing of highway pavements, the use of "intelligent vehicle" highways, the maximum possible use of public transportation and other appropriate measures to facilitate the smooth flow of traffic in the State. No high occupancy vehicle lanes shall be established on a highway unless public transit alternatives are evaluated and marketed for that highway.
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