NOTIS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What projects are included in NOTIS? What projects are excluded from NOTIS? What is the difference between planned (S&D) and committed (TIP) projects? Why do S&D projects not show funding? How can I find out about the current status of a project? How can I offer ideas or comments about planned projects? How do I find projects in my town? How do I find projects on a particular route? How do I select multiple projects? How do I restart a search? Does NOTIS work on all browsers? How can I adjust my computer display to best see NOTIS? What other features are planned for NOTIS? How can I provide feedback on NOTIS?

What projects are included in NOTIS?
NOTIS includes all projects in the NJTPA's current Study and Development Program (S&D) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Nearly 400 projects are included in the system. Back to Top

What projects are excluded from NOTIS?
Many smaller-scale projects, such as bridge painting, minor resurfacing or train station upgrades are conducted through programs overseen by NJDOT or NJ Transit. These programs are not tied to specific geographic locations (or cover numerous locations) and thus are not included in NOTIS. In addition, projects funded directly by counties and municipalities are not included. Back to Top

What is the difference between planned (S&D) and committed (TIP) projects?
S&D projects are still in an early stage (concept development) where initial planning work is being done and do not yet have resources committed for final stages of work such as construction. TIP projects are in the final stages - engineering, right-of-way acquisition, construction, etc. and have funds committed. Back to Top

Why do S&D projects not show funding?
Projects in S&D are in early planning stages and many of the factors that will determine project cost are still being evaluated. When a project enters the TIP, these factors have been defined and more precise funding levels are known. Back to Top

How can I find out about the current status of a project?
NOTIS is programmed to show project status information. After selecting one or more projects from the text-based or map-based search, click on the "Get Project Detail" button. A summary of project status is provided, if available, in a new window. Back to Top

How can I offer ideas or comments about planned projects?
Public comment is welcome at all stages of a project. The NJTPA seeks input on its Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), which identifies the region's needs and sets the long-term investment agenda for the region. The NJTPA also seeks public comments on the TIP, when projects are in their later phases. The NJTPA sometimes creates task forces for certain key projects or problem areas to help guide and elicit public input. In addition, the lead agencies for projects (e.g., NJDOT, NJ Transit, counties, etc.) are responsible for ensuring public participation throughout the project development process. Projects with significant environmental issues trigger an even higher threshold of public outreach and participation requirements. Back to Top

NJTPA documents currently under public review can be found on the agency website in the Public Comments section.

In addition, the NJTPA holds regular meetings of its Board of Trustees and three standing committees. All meetings are open to the public and provide an opportunity for public comment. See the meeting calendar for specific dates and times. Back to Top

How do I find projects in my town?
The easiest way to find projects in your municipality is to use the map-based search. From the NOTIS Home Page, click on the "Map-based Search" icon. Then, use the 'Find Projects in a Specific Area' dropdown section to select your county and municipality. Projects in your area will be highlighted on the map and appear in the text table at the bottom. Clicking on projects on the map or clicking on a row in the table will generate a popup window with more information about that project. Click on the "Description" or "Status" links in the popup to get detailed project descriptions.

The second option is to use the text-based search features. From the NOTIS home page, click on the "Text-based Search" icon or use the navigation bar from your current page. Then, on the switch board located on the top of the screen, select the "County" or "Municipalities" button. Next, select your county from the list of counties and click on "Get Projects from Selection". Back to Top

How do I find projects on a particular route?
From the NOTIS home page, click on "Text-based Search" located at the top of any page. Then, on the switch board, located on your left side of the screen, select the “Routes” button. Next, select a route (hold down the control key to select multiple routes, or drag your mouse over multiple routes) and click on the "Search" button. Back to Top

How do I select multiple projects?
NOTIS searches will capture as many projects as are applicable to your search terms. In map search, all projects will be highlighted on the map and appear in the text table at the bottom. In the text search, all search results will appear in a table. Back to Top

How do I restart a search?
The new NOTIS application allows you to modify your search queries dynamically. At any time you may change your search variables, click on the search button and your query will automatically reflect any changes without starting a new search.

If you would like to use a different search feature, simply click on the search text type button to begin a different type of search. Back to Top

Does NOTIS work on all browsers?
Minimum Web Browser Requirements
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher
• Mozilla Firefox 5.0 or higher
• Google Chrome 9.0 or higher
• Safari 3.0 or higher • Opera 10.0 or higher

If you are not sure of the version of your browser, select help in the menu bar of your browser and choose About.

Please note that certain design elements will not be captured if using Internet Explorer. While these are very minor details (such as icon shadows and fonts), use either Chrome or Firefox to get the full experience. Back to Top

What devices support NOTIS?
NOTIS has been designed to be viewed in a web browser. Its design does not lend itself to mobile device usage. NOTIS has been designed to dynamically adjust its content to the size of your screen. Back to Top

What other features are planned for NOTIS?
Enhancements being planned include:
· Expanding the reporting and printing functions Back to Top

How can I provide feedback on NOTIS?
Feedback can be submitted via e-mail. Back to Top