What is PRIME?

PRIME is an interactive online database that puts the findings of planning studies at your fingertips, letting you find studies, identified needs, and recommendations relevant to your own work. Users can search by category or geographic location via drop-down menus or a map interface. PRIME helps users see how studies by various agencies are connected and supports collaboration in planning and advancing projects.

What Does PRIME Do?

  • Provides a central online application to manage, maintain and distribute planning study documents and findings.

  • Makes studies and their specific planning needs and recommendations fully searchable by agency, facility, jurisdiction, or other attributes.

  • Supports identifying relationships among study findings.

  • Generates customized summary reports.

  • Contains reporting tools to support collaborative discussions.

  • Supports the NJTPA’s performance-based planning and programming process by connecting transportation needs and recommendations with regional planning goals and investment strategies.

How Does PRIME Work?

PRIME catalogs and provides access to transportation needs identified in studies and other sources such as policy papers and reports. Examples include:

  • high crash rates at particular intersections

  • unreliable travel times

  • poor pavement condition

It also provides access to identified recommendations related to the needs such as:

  • calls for enhanced public transit service

  • areas for ridesharing programs

  • locations of new sidewalks

  • upgrades of traffic signal technology in particular highway corridors

PRIME_Scoping_ReportPRIME searches records by category, keyword, or custom map location. It allows users to enter their own records and identify those that should be “connected” to be considered together. Results can be used to generate scope of work reports.


How Can PRIME Support My Work Program?

  • Identify previous work within study areas for new studies and projects.

  • Screen capital program and engineering projects for location needs and policy context.

  • Support problem statement development and reviews.

  • Identify interagency partnering or collaboration opportunities.

  • Support grant program screenings and selection.

Who Can Access PRIME?

PRIME is designed to support work activities by NJTPA staff and staff from member subregional and partner agencies (NJDOT, PANYNJ and NJ TRANSIT).

To find out more about PRIME and how it can benefit you, watch the PRIME Introduction video or contact Jeff Vernick at the NJTPA, 973-639-8429.