CAIT project no.: NJIT-RU2935
Fiscal Year: 2010/2011
Rutgers-CAIT Author(s): Patrick Szary, Ph.D.
External Author(s): Lazar Spasovic, Ph.D.
Sponsor(s): New Jersey Institute of Technology
The primary objective of this project to establish the ESTIP application to provide interactive tools and protocols for TIP/STIP review and approvals involving several stakeholders, including NJDOT, FHWA, MPOs, and NJ Transit. To ensure that all the stakeholders’ design requirements were properly addressed in the E-STIP application, an interagency coordination program was implemented that consisted of organizing focus groups and presentations for intended E-STIP users to obtain their feedback on proposed design of screens and protocols in the E-STIP application; organizing coordination meetings of relevant stakeholder representatives to ensure seamless transition from the current “pen and paper” practices to electronic TIP/STIP review and approval process facilitated by the E-STIP application; and establishing communication with other State DOT’s through the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The purpose of this effort will be to showcase the NJDOT E-STIP application on the national level and solicit feedback from other States about similar initiatives and experiences that may be helpful for a successful implementation of the NJDOT E-STIP application.