05 Dec: Buono Bill Giving Local Government Autonomy To Make Certain Traffic Decisions Signed Into Law

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Barbara Buono which allows municipalities and counties to make certain traffic engineering decisions without prior approval from the State Department of Transportation (DOT) was signed into law yesterday by Governor Corzine.

“No one knows the traffic control needs of a community better than the local officials who drive those roads every day,” said Senator Buono, D-Middlesex. “This bill cuts down on the needless red tape and State bureaucracy that’s delaying certain local projects which are needed to protect drivers and pedestrians and ease traffic. It expedites transportation project approvals which will have a real impact for local drivers and public safety.”