NJDOT Fuel Stops
“Only Authorized Vehicles Beyond This
Guess what? If you are driving a state
vehicle, you are authorized.
Why create the map coordinates for
the 72 employee fuel stops published
on the NJ State public web site?
• Cost cutting measures by the Governor has limited
other means of fueling state cars used by state
employees, e.g. public display of cutting gas credit
• Information regarding the location of employee fuel
stops has been diminished, e.g. the green booklet
that used to be in state care glove box is no longer
Why GPS map coordinates of state
employee fuel stops?
• State employees required to use the state fuel
• Site locations are not well documented.
• Calling for directions produces mixed results.
Possible solutions to locating state
employee fuel stops.
1. Return to the use of Gulf credit cards
2. Provide workers the map coordinates in EZ
Navagator on their state cell phones,
3. State provides workers with map coordinate
files for their personal GPS receivers.
4. Private provider to create the map
coordinates and a public site download to
personal GPS receivers.
Assessment of possible solutions
1. Return to Gulf cards: Not politically viable
2. Access to VZ Navigator: Against OIT policy
3. State provides files : State does not have
map coordinates to direct drivers to the
proper place on GPS maps.
4. Purchase a readymade solution from a
The readymade solution
• Map coordinates to direct drivers to the
proper place on GPS maps
• RSS feed from the state public web page for
updates to the list of fuel sites
• Wordpress pages, one for each fuel site,
allowing users to comment on the fuel site
• Map coordinates downloadable to a personal
The readymade solution status:
• All the map coordinates have been created
• State public site RSS feed has been created
• All the fuel sites have WordPress pages
• Generic downloadable file has been created,
(Garmin specific file has been created)
• Download of the GPS file and upload to a
personal GPS receiver successfully tested
Why did I do this project?
• Received a GPS receiver as a present.
• Thought it would be simple to upload the
state fuel sites from DOT data.
• The DOT data was misleading, sending users
through locked gates and cross country to get
to the state fuel pumps.
• Used Google Earth to “fly” over the DOT sites
and find the fuel stops
• Reconciled the DOT sites with a GPS map.
YouTube Video excerpts (continued)
Governor Corzine shreds the first of more than 1,000 state-issued credit
cards previously used by state employees to fill up state vehicles at
commercial gas stations. State employees will now be required to fill up
state owned vehicles at state-operated stations around New Jersey saving
the state about $0.70 a gallon or about $240,000 a year. New Jersey
saved $25 million this year by purchasing in bulk. Gasoline is just one