TOPICS, Monmouth County: Traffic Operations Program to Increase Capacity and Safety, 1973

RECORD GROUP: Special Collections
RECORD SERIES #: 13100
SERIES: TOPICS: Monmouth County
DATES: 1973
VOLUME: .5 cubic feet
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ABSTRACT
These TOPICS reports evaluate existing conditions and make recommendations for improvement regarding traffic, taking into account future problem areas. These reports were intended to help make effective decisions regarding short- term, as well as long-term plans for corrective traffic operations. The reports have implications for how funding can be applied to alleviate the financial burden upon the local governments.
HISTORY
In 1968, the US Department of Transportation established the “Traffic Operations Program to Increase Capacity and Safety.” From the report: “This program recognizes…that our existing roadway system is not being used to its full potential. Most often, significant improvements in capacity and safety can be achieved simply be the proper application of existing traffic engineering technology.”
SCOPE AND CONTENT
This small collection consists of 4 spiral-bound TOPICS reports for Monmouth County. Monmouth County is divided into several regions in the reports. Subjects include road capacity, accident reports, average speeds, mass transit options, parking, traffic signals, important intersections, street signs, lighting, and more.
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS
This series is open to researchers.
USE
These records are available in the Archives.
REPOSITORY
Monmouth County Archives
125 Symmes Drive
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Phone: 732-308-3771
ACQUISITION INFORMATION
Documents in this collection were transferred by Beth Miller at the Government Documents Repository, located at the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library, in 2014. (Accession #2014-01.)
PROCESSING INFORMATION
Finding aid was created by Mary Hussey, March 2018.