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Transportation Resources

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Research Library is affiliated with the New Jersey State Library. While this guide was developed for NJDOT employees, the general public may also use it to find transportation-related research.

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Type your research topic in the box here and NJSL Discovery will search the New Jersey State Library catalog for books and e-books; hundreds of databases for articles; and the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. 

To search only the New Jersey State Library Catalog (for books) click on Traditional Catalog.

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Sign up for TechTalks! (at Calendar tab), view Webinars, let NJDOT know what you've done to Build a Better Mousetrap, subscribe to Tech News. It's all at the Technology Transfer (T2) website.

T2's mission is to:

  • increase awareness of transportation-related issues within New Jersey

  • promote an ongoing exchange of ideas

  • make state-of-the art trends and technology practices understandable

  • publicize research results that can be readily applied to transportation problems now



Commitment to Communities is Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti’s vision for how she wants the NJDOT to be regarded by all of the agency’s stakeholders, both internally and externally. She has articulated a plan to promote the great work that is performed at the Department day in and day out.

Click on the blue arrow above to see how drones are being used by the New Jersey Department of Transportation right now to serve its goals to:

  • increase safety and efficiency
  • save time and money

Also see what lies ahead for this technology.

TC3 (Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council) is a program within AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) that develops training courses for transportation technical staff in three areas:  construction, maintenance and materials.  All TC3 classes are offered online as web-based training.

NJDOT employees have access to free AASHTO TC3 training. Use your NJDOT email address to create an AASHTO account at You may then enroll in courses under the "Technical Training" banner. Please email for more information


INNOVATION That is the important idea that this diagram and the acronym STIC  (State Transportation Innovation Council) are all about.  Proven innovations are used to rapidly deliver a modern and high quality transportation system to the Garden State. The results are: shorter time to project completion; improved safety; less congestion; and better environmental sustainability.  Many players work together for this to happen, as the diagram shows.

NJ STIC is part of a national network formed by the Federal Highway Administration (FWHA). There is a STIC in every state of the U.S.

Did you know the New Jersey State library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? As a State employee with a library card you can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

Known as the “Green Book,” A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, 7th Edition, was published in 2018.  Chapter 1: A New Framework for Geometric Design, has been completely rewritten. It introduces the updated approach to design, with specific design guidance throughout each chapter.

This and past print editions are held at the DOT Research Library. The online version is available to NJDOT staff; please email for more information.

The Bureau of Research of the NJDOT uses this website to gather and share ideas as the first step to develop funding research proposals (RFPs).  The Bureau's message is: We are interested in your research ideas – particularly, ideas that can turn problems into solutions that can be implemented.


There are test guides with sample questions for specific job titles. The test guides are not duplicates of New Jersey Civil Service examinations.

Guides are available to check out at the DOT Research Library and the NJ State Library. Some are available as ebooks.

DOT Library has in print all research reports published by TRB (Transportation Research Board) on these topics: Highway (NCHRP); Transit (TCRP); Airport (ACRP); Hazardous Materials HMCRP); Freight (NCFRP); and Rail ((NCRRP). Most of the printed publications are also available electronically through the TRB website at no cost.

This is the final report of the NCFRP Program, which has examined ways to improve the nation's freight transportation system. Recently, much emphasis has been placed on proposals to shift freight from highways to rail, based on goals of reducing emissions and highway congestion.


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