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  • NJ A3005
  • Requires certain employers to plan and implement traffic reduction programs for employees.
Introduced
(2/16/2016)
In Committee
(2/16/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the Department of Transportation (department) to establish a "Traffic Management Program" to monitor businesses employing 100 or more persons in one or more work locations in this State and to assist such businesses in the implementation of traffic reduction plans, as appropriate. This bill further requires every business employing 100 or more persons at one or more work locations in this State to undertake an annual survey and provide an annual report to the Commissioner of Transportation (commissioner) regarding the commutation patterns of its employees. The bill further requires each such business, except as otherwise provided by section 8 of the bill, to establish and implement a traffic reduction plan to reduce the number of vehicles in use by its employees traveling to and from work during peak-hours; within two years of the effective date of this bill, each of these businesses is to attain a standard of reducing projected peak-hour automobile trips of its employees commuting to work by means of single occupancy vehicles by 25 percent. The traffic reduction plans to be developed and implemented by the affected employers are to be prepared in cooperation with the department and be filed with the commissioner. Various traffic mitigation measures may be incorporated in each traffic reduction plan including: facilitating utilization of mass transit; facilitating ridesharing arrangements; establishing an alternate work-hours schedule; and encouraging non-vehicular work trips. Under the provisions of section 1 of P.L.1993, c.150 (C.27:26A-15), employers are entitled to various tax credits as an incentive for participating in ride-sharing programs. The bill provides that the various incentives contained in section 1 of P.L.1993, c.150 (C.27:26A-15) are to apply to employers required to establish and implement traffic reduction plans under the bill and are to also apply to employers who established and implemented traffic reduction plans prior to the effective date of the bill which meet or exceed the standards for such plans set forth in the bill. The bill requires the department to hold a public hearing annually in the State to gather information about this program, and further stipulates that the department is to submit an annual report to the Legislature including any recommendations to alter or improve the program. Penalties are also established for any business subject to the bill which violates its provisions.
Transportation and Independent Authorities
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee  (on 2/16/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
2/16/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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