Aaron T. Watson, Deputy Administrator/Director
The Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (MCDOT&I) consists of six separate divisions, Trenton-Mercer Airport, Buildings & Grounds, Engineering, Highways, Motor Pool and TRADE (Transportation Resources to Aid the Disadvantaged & Elderly) that together strive to ensure the safe, efficient flow of people and goods within Mercer County.
Is one of three fully certified Commercial Service Airports in New Jersey offering corporate and passenger air service. It is also home to approximately two dozen tenants, including the aviation departments for several Fortune 100 companies, the U.S. Customs Service, the New Jersey State Police, Landmark Aviation, and several flight schools. TTN generates over $217 million annually to the regional economy, as well as accounting for over 2,000 area jobs, and approximately $1 million in tax revenues.
The Division of Buildings and Grounds maintains a safe working environment for staff and clients as it provides an uninterrupted supply of utility services in supporting the County of Mercer in reaching its goal of excellence in government and public service.
The Motor Pool Division provides service for county vehicles and equipment which includes cars, light and heavy trucks, heavy and light equipment, buses, and other specialized equipment used throughout the county. The services range from preventive maintenance to major repairs to county vehicles as well as a twenty-four hour emergency towing service for disabled vehicles. Additionally, the division runs a successful on-line auction, twice a year, where County departments supply vehicles, equipment and various other items to be sold through the on-line bidding process.
Engineering is responsible for preparing plans, cost estimates and overseeing the construction for road and bridge improvements. Core functions of the Engineering Division include surveying, highway, bridge and traffic engineering design, use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and computer-aided drafting (CAD) and in addition is responsible for the review of development as it impacts drainage and traffic.
Highways comprise five (5) sub-divisions: Roads, Bridges, Traffic & Signal, Mosquito Control and Shade Tree. The following five (5) subdivisions all work effectively together to provide the highest level of service and safety to all citizens of Mercer County.
Roads - maintains nearly 180 miles (425 lane miles) of county roadway and is responsible for road repairs.
Bridges - ensures the structural integrity of over 850 structures, including bridges, culverts, inlets and guide rail that exist in Mercer County.
Traffic & Signal - maintains road striping, raised pavement markings, signage and approximately 200 traffic signals and flashers throughout Mercer County.
Mosquito Control - controls the nuisance and disease carrying mosquito populations in Mercer County. Industrial, residential, municipal areas and parks are all under surveillance through inspecting, monitoring, larviciding, adulticiding and reducing the amount of standing water.
Shade Tree - provides trimming, planting and removing trees within the county right-of-way where necessary.
TRADE (Transportation Resources to Aid the Disadvantaged & Elderly) provides convenient transportation services to our seniors (age 60+) and to people with disabilities, at no cost to the customer. During 2005, TRADE provided over 110,000 rides to Mercer County seniors and residents with disabilities.