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Shawn Tang
Shawn Tang, PE, PTOE, PTP is a current Met Section Webmaster. He is a Senior Traffic Engineer at GPI.
Lu Ding
Lu Ding, PE, PTOE is a member of the Met Section Executive Board and is a Senior Transportation Engineer at the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority.
John Biront
John Biront, P.E., PTOE is Met Section Past President for 2014. He is a Traffic Engineer at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
Michael Collins
Michael Collins is the current Met Section Webmaster. Working at GPI he specializes in application development, GIS-based web solutions, and simulation modeling.
Adam Allen
Adam Allen, PE, PTOE, TSOS, IMSA II currently chairs the NJ Traffic Signal Consortium Committee. He is the 2013 Met Section Past President and a LeadershipITE alumni. He is Principal Associate at Maser Consulting P.A.
Tra Vu
Tra Vu, PhD, PE is a member of the Met Section Executive Board. She is the Technical Director of simulation modeling and visualization at GPI.
Hassan Hashmi
Hassan Hashmi is the current Met Section co-chair for Young Members committee . He is a Traffic Engineer at SIMCO Engineering, P.C.
Warren Michelsen
Warren Michelsen is the membership chair for the Met Section. He is the Department Manager for Traffic Engineering / Transportation Planning at SIMCO Engineering.
Douglas Das
Douglas Das currently co-chairs the Younger Members Committee. He is a traffic and highway engineer with the New York State Department of Transportation.
Joseph Wilbur
Joseph Wilbur, EIT, is the liaison to the Rutgers student chapter of ITE. He is a traffic engineer at SIMCO Engineering.
Mike Salatti
Michael Salatti, PE PTOE has been the Met Section Administrator since he stewarded its incorporation in 2008. He is a 35 year veteran at GPI serving as its Director of Transportation Services.
Marvin Souza
Marvin Souza P.E. currently co-chairs the ITE Met Section Long Island arrangements and holds the position of Associate Project Manager at NYCDOT.
Andy Kaplan
Andy Kaplan is a Leadership ITE Alumn, and active with the ITE Transportation Safety Council and ITE Advocacy Committee. Andy is the Assistant Manager at Agency Operations Center, PANYNJ.
Paul Eng-Wong
Paul Eng-Wong is a past section, district, and international leader. He currently serves as the Chair of the Met Section’s Mentoring Committee and on the Executive Board of ITE’s Transportation Consultants Council.
Amir Rizavi
Amir Rizavi, PE, ENV SP is a member of the Met Section Executive Board. He also serves as the Vice Chair of ITE’s Transportation Consultants Council. He is the Director of Transportation Systems for VHB’s NYC office.
Steven Eisenberg
Steven Eisenberg, P.E. serves on the ITE Met Section Executive Board. He is an Associate and Senior Traffic Engineer at L.K. McLean Associates, P.C.
Marvin Gersten
Marvin Gersten is a former Principal Project Manager at Parsons Brinckerhoff. He is currently the Chairman of the Met Section’s Dr. Louis J. Pignataro Memorial Transportation Engineering Education Award.
Jeevanjot Singh
Jeevanjot Singh, PMP co-chairs the Government Agency Committee. She is the Program & Contract Manager for the Intelligent Transportation Systems – Resource Center at NJDOT. She is involved with Connected Vehicles, Smarter Work Zones Initiatives (EDC-3), SHRP2 L01/06 and other Arterial initiatives.
Alfred Yeung
Alfred Yeung, PE serves as the co-chair of the Professional Development committee and is an engineer at VHB with experience in site redevelopment and transportation improvement projects.
Anthony Mariani
Anthony Mariani co-chairs the Student Outreach Committee for the Met Section. He is an engineer on the Traffic Engineering & ITS team at Maser Consulting.
Brad Miller
Brad Miller, PE, PTOE co-chairs the Mentorship Committee and specializes in ITS and Traffic Engineering at Michael Baker International.


Met Section Awards


Ivor S. Wisepart Transportation Engineer Award Recipients

(Award was renamed from Transportation Engineer of the Year Award in 1985)


Year            Recipient

2016          Naim Rasheed

2015          Jose Rivera

2014          Ray DiBiase

2013          Gordon Meth

2012          Michael Marsico

2011          Armando Lepore

2010          Patricia Ott

2009          Herb Levinson

2008          Michael Salatti

2007          Bob Brackman

2006          Andy Saracena

2005          Lynn A. LaMunyon

2004          Mayer Horn

2003          Mark Kulewicz

2002          Joseph Pecora

2001          Michael O'Rourke

2000          Henry Ney

1999          Walter Dunn

1998          Paul Streb

1997          Al Bauer

1996          Thomas Soyk

1995          Eva Lerner-Lam

1994          Elizabeth Theofan

1993          Richard King

1992          William McShane

1991          Paul Eng-Wong

1990          Clarence Nelson

1989          Bernie Adler

1988          Samuel Schwartz

1987          Alan Gonseth

1986          Walter Kraft

1985          Richard Strickland

1984          Ivor Wisepart

1983          Leon Goodman

1982          Louis Pignataro

1981          Warren Travers

1980          David W. Gwynn

1979          Samuel Hochstein

1978          Arthur Freed

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Leon Goodman Distinguished Member Award Recipients

   (Award was renamed from Distinguished Member Award in 2011)

Year            Recipient

2016          John Miller

2015          Walter Kraft

2014          Marv Gersten

2013          Gerard Soffian

2012          Theodore Elrich

2011          Mel Wasserman

2010          David Mendelson

2009          No Recipient

2008          Leon Goodman

2007          No Recipient

2006          Ken Kellaher

2005          Joan Cornell

2004          Walter Gardiner

2003          Robert Parisi

2002          William Feldman

2001          No Recipient

2000          Clarence Nelson

1999          Bob Olmsted

1998          No Recipient

1997          No Recipient

1996          Ed Conover

1995          James Riddem

1994          No Recipient

1993          Alan Gonseth

1992          Paul Streb

1991          No Recipient

1990          No Recipient

1989          No Recipient

1988          Richard Strickland and Jack Artale

1987          No Recipient

1986          Warren Quimby

1985          William McGrath

1984          John Cade

1983          Anthony Galioto and Francis Sullivan

1982          Robert Nolan

1981          Louis Bender and Herbert Klar

1980          No Recipient

1979          No Recipient

1978          No Recipient

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Transportation Advancement Award Recipients

Year            Recipient

2016          Rich Marsanico

2015          Sal Cowan

2014          Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim

2013          Edward Bolden

2012          John Fruin

2011          Barbara McCann

2010          Mayor Michael Bloomberg

2009          Howard Bolt

2008          Claudia Knezek

2007          NYCDOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan

2006          Honorable Governor Jon S. Corzine

2005          Timothy J. Gilchrist

2004          Assemblyman John Wisniewski

2003          Owen Johnson-- NYS Senator

2002          Peter Tully

2001          No Recipient

2000          George Meade - Traffic Reporter, WOR-Radio

1999          Mitch Pally VP - Long Island Association

1998          John Voglio - 3M

1997          Joan Cornell

1996          Joe Orth - Rutgers University

1995          Steve Coleman - Courier News (Somerville, NJ) Reporter

1994          Peter Tufo - NYS Thruway Authority Chairman

1993          Alan F. Kiepper - NYC Transit Authority President

1992          Robert Roe - Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives

1991          Daniel Patrick Moynihan - U.S. Senator (NY)

1990          Guy Baehr - Star Ledger (NJ) Transportation Writer

1989          Walter Rand - NJ State Senator

1988          Norman J. Levy - NY State Senator

1987          James J. Howard - U.S. House of Representatives (NJ)

1986          Alfred Del Vecchio - White Plains (NY) Mayor

1985          John Sheridan - NJDOT Commissioner

1984          Emil Porfido - Ramsey (NJ) Mayor

1983          Anthony Ameruso - NYCDOT Commissioner

1982          WilliamHennessey - NYSDOT Commissioner

1981          F. X. Herbert - NJ State Senator

1980          John Caemerer - NY State Senator

1979          Louis Gambaccini - NJDOT Commissioner

1978          Francis McCormick - Essex County (NJ) Engineer

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Louis J. Pignataro Memorial Transportation Engineering Education Award Winners

2015 - Alexandra Gore, New York University Tandon School of Engineering

2014 - Dr. Elena Shenk Prassas, New York University Tandon School of Engineering

2013 - Anthony Mariani, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)

2012 - Professor Yusuf Mehta, Rowan University

2011 - Patricia K. DiJoseph, Graduate Engineering Student, New Jersey Institute of Technology

2010 - Dr. Floyd Lapp, Adjunct Professor of Planning, Columbia University/Executive Director of the Southwestern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA)

2009 - Tra Vu, Transportation Engineer, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

2008 - Dr. Maria P. Boile, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Rutgers University

2007 - Andrew G. Kaplan, Undergraduate Engineering Student, Stevens Institute

2006 - Branislav V. Dimitrijevic, Graduate Engineering Student, New Jersey Institute of Technology

2005 - Dr. Claire E. McKnight, Professor of Civil Engineering, City College of New York

2004 - Michail Golias, Graduate Engineering Student, Rutgers University

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Young Professional Award

2016 - Adam Allen

2015 - Grace Van Kirk

2014 - Warren Michelsen

2013 - Bill McMenamin

2012 - Tommy Kwong

2011 - Amir Rizavi

2010 - Michael Flynn

2009 - Michael Diculescu

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Project of the Year Award

2016 - World Trade Center Transportation Hub, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

2015 - Replacement of Bronx River Parkway Bridges (at Crane Road), Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation

2014 - Lincoln Tunnel Helix Rehabilitation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

2013 - Meadowlands Adaptive Signal System for Traffic Reduction, NJ Meadowlands Commission

2012 - Tappan Zee Bridge EIS, AKRF

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