The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and its partners routinely plan and staff transportation management activities for planned special events (PSE). In January 2014 they were charged with traffic management responsibility for Super Bowl XLVIII, an undertaking that required more planning and greater focus than does the typical PSE.
This case study documents the transportation management activities undertaken by the NJDOT and its partners, which were characterized by operational strategies and the application of advanced technologies. The purpose of this high-level document is to provide an overview of the partners that collaborated for this event; the anticipated transportation challenges; the planning process; the technologies used; the collaboration efforts; and lessons learned in the implementation of game day operations that allowed for a successful event for the State of New Jersey. A complete document with all details regarding the event planning is also available.