Glossary

Glossary

On this page you will find a list of terms used on this site. Additionally, you may refer to the NJTPA Transportation Acronym Guide found HERE.

Advisory Council

An Advisory Council is a collection of individuals who advise and support the project and tasks carried out by Project Team. They provide specialized expertise and key feedback on the study and support the goals of the project. Advisory Council members are by invitation only.

Project Stakeholders

A project stakeholder is any individual or business that has vested interest in the study or the project, such as business owners or individuals from key destinations in the project area Stakeholders volunteer their time and input to the Project Team as needed.

Travel Demand Management (TDM)

Travel Demand Management refers to the application of strategies and policies to reduce travel demand, or to redistribute this demand in space or in time. Managing demand can be a cost-effective alternative to increasing capacity.

Environmental Justice (EJ)

Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income, with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies.

FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports state and local governments in the design, construction and maintenance of the nation’s highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). Through financial and technical assistance to state and local governments, the Federal Highway Administration is responsible for ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world.

NJDOT

The New Jersey Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining and operating New Jersey State’s highway and public road system, planning and developing transportation policy and assisting with rail, freight and intermodal transportation issues.

NJTPA

The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority is the federally authorized Metropolitan Planning Organization for the 13-county northern New Jersey region and includes the cities of Newark and Jersey City. Each year, they oversee over $2 billion in transportation improvement projects and provide a forum for interagency cooperation and public input.

Project Team

The Project Team is composed of members representing Monmouth County, NJTPA, Stantec (the prime consultant design planning firm) and Stokes Creative Group for community involvement support.

Title VI

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based upon race, color and national origin.

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