The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is a body corporate and politic of the State of New Jersey. It has owned and operated the New Jersey Turnpike since the Turnpike opened for business in 1951; it has owned and operated the Garden State Parkway since 2003, when the New Jersey Highway Authority was abolished and its powers, rights, obligations, assets, debts, liabilities, and statutory responsibilities were transferred to the NJTA.
The regulations of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority are found in the New Jersey Administrative Code at N.J.A.C. 19:9-1.1, et seq. Free online access to a version of the Administrative Code is available through the website of the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law.
The NJTA issues a rulemaking notice when it plans to add, remove, or change a regulation. The notices are reviewed by the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, published in the New Jersey Register, and subjected to a period of public review and comment before they can be adopted by the NJTA. To receive communication about future New Jersey Turnpike Authority rulemaking proceedings, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your name will be added to an electronic mailing list. Recent rulemaking notices are posted here:
Members of the public can petition the NJTA to add, remove, or amend its regulations. Notices of recently filed petitions are posted here.
Under its enabling legislation, the NJTA has the power to "make and alter bylaws for its organization and internal management and for the conduct of its affairs and business." The current bylaws became effective in March 2017.
From time to time, the NJTA adopts policies and procedures governing certain activities in its right of way.