Frequently Asked Questions - NOTIS
What projects are included in NOTIS?
NOTIS includes all projects in the NJTPA's current Study & Development (S&D) Program -- which was previously known as the Project Development Work Program (PDWP) -- and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). All in all, nearly 400 projects are included in the system.
What projects are excluded from NOTIS?
Many smaller-scale projects, such as bridge painting, minor resurfacing or train station upgrades are conducted through programs overseen by NJDOT or NJ Transit. These programs are not tied to specific geographic locations (or cover numerous locations) and thus are not included in NOTIS. In addition, projects funded directly by counties and municipalities are not included.
What is the difference between planned (PDWP/S&D) and committed (TIP) projects?
PDWP projects are still in early stages where initial planning work is being done and do not yet have resources committed for final stages of work such as construction. TIP projects are in the final stages - engineering, right-of-way acquisition, construction, etc. and have funds committed.
Why do PDWP/S&D projects not show funding?
Projects in the PDWP/S&D are in early planning stages and many of the factors that will determine project cost are still being evaluated. When a project enters the TIP, these factors are much clearer and more precise funding levels are known.
How can I find out about the current status of a project?
NOTIS is programmed to show project status information. After selecting one or more projects from the text-based or map-based search, click on the "Get Project Detail" button. A summary of project status is provided, if available, at the bottom of the page.
How can I offer ideas or comments about planned projects?
Public comment is welcome at all stages of a project. The NJTPA seeks input on its Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), which identifies the region's needs and sets the long-term investment agenda for the region. The NJTPA also seeks public comments on the TIP, when projects are in their later phases. The NJTPA sometimes creates task forces for certain key projects or problem areas to help guide and elicit public input. In addition, the lead agencies for projects (e.g., NJDOT, NJ Transit, counties, etc.) are responsible for ensuring public participation throughout the project development process. Projects with significant environmental issues trigger an even higher threshold of public outreach and participation requirements.
NJTPA documents currently under public review can be found on the agency website in the Public Comments section.
In addition, the NJTPA holds regular meetings of its Board of Trustees and three standing committees. All meetings are open to the public and provide an opportunity for public comment. See the meeting calendar for specific dates and times.
How do I find projects in my town?
The easiest way to find projects in your municipality is to use the map-based search. From the NOTIS Home Page, click on "Map-based Search" located at the top of any page. Then, use the select county features to select your county. Then, look on the map to find projects in your area. You can zoom in and out on the map to see more details, such as the town names and local streets. By hovering over a pushpin, you can see brief project information (shown on a pop window message). Click on the "Project ID" link to get a detailed project description.
The second option is to use the text-based search features. From the NOTIS home page, click on "Text-based Search" located at the top of any page. Then, on the switch board, located on your left side of the screen, select the "County" button. Next, select your county from the list of counties and click on "Get Projects from Selection."
How do I find projects on a particular route?
From the NOTIS home page, click on "Text-based Search" located at the top of any page. Then, on the switch board, located on your left side of the screen, select the "Routes" button. Next, select a route (hold down the control key to select multiple routes, or drag your mouse over multiple routes) and click on the "Search" button.
How do I select multiple projects?
Multiple projects will automatically show on your left side according to your search query.
How do I restart a search?
The new NOTIS application allows you to modify your search queries dynamically. At any time you may change your search variables, click on the search button and your query will automatically reflect any changes without starting a new search.
If you would like to use a different search feature, simply click on the search text type button to begin a different type of search.
How can I provide feedback on NOTIS?
Feedback can be submitted via e-mail.