What is PRIME?

PRIME is an interactive online database that puts the findings of planning studies at planners' fingertips, letting them find studies, identified needs, and recommendations relevant to their 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?

In all cases, PRIME contains a source record that documents information about each planning study and policy. Many have the full report attached.
In many cases, PRIME records documenting mobility, safety, reliability, sustainability, equity and other planning needs from studies, policy papers and other sources are included such as:

  • Delay or safety concerns at intersections and on roadways
  • Impediments to bicycle and pedestrian travel
  • Roads and bridges in need of repair or rehabilitation

In most cases, PRIME records identifying transportation recommendations that address the needs are included such as:

  • Proposed enhancements to public transit services
  • Upgrades to intersection signals, turn lanes and signs
  • New sidewalks, crosswalks and bike lanes
  • Safety, drainage and lighting improvements on roadways

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).

Planning for the Future: PRIME 2.0 Upgrade!

The NJTPA has begun work on a PRIME 2.0 Upgrade project to make the application more functionally robust and user-friendly. Visit this page to learn more about the work program and progress updates.

To see how PRIME can benefit you, watch the PRIME Introduction video or contact Jeff Vernick at the NJTPA, 973-639-8429.