Interagency Coordination and E-STIP Deployment Support

The primary objective of this project to establish the Electronic Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (ESTIP) application to provide interactive tools and protocols for Transportation Improvement Program/Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (TIP/STIP) review and approvals involving several stakeholders, including New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (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.