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Ray DiBiase
Ray DiBiase, PE, PTOE, PTP is a co-chair of the Professional Development Committee. Ray is President/CEO of L.K. McLean Associates on Long Island.
Tom Pagano
Tom serves on the local arrangements team for the Met Section. He is a Senior Transportation Engineer with Sam Schwartz.
Farukh Ijaz
Farukh Ijaz, P.E. serves on the ITE Met Section Executive Board. He is a LeadershipITE alumni, active with ITE CA/AV steering committee and ITS NJ Forum On Technology committee. He is a Project Manager at Kimley-Horn.
Paul Eng-Wong
Paul is a Life Member of ITE and has served in elected offices on the Section and District levels. He has also Chaired ITE’s Planning Council and Transportation Consultants Council. He was the Northeastern District Director from 1992-1994 and served as ITE’s International President in 2010.
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.
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.
Ben Yeung
Ben Yeung serves as a co-chair of the Met Section Young Members Committee. He specializes in traffic engineering and transportation planning with Sam Schwartz Engineering.
Emad Makarious
Emad Makarious, P.E., PTOE, Chairs the Met Section Emerging Trends and Policies Committee. He is a LeadershipITE alumni. He is an Administrative Engineer and Senior Traffic Engineer at NYCDOT of Transportation Services/ITS in the NYC.
Adam Allen
Adam Allen currently serves as the Section’s representative on the Northeastern District Board. He is a principal at Maser Consulting and leads their Traffic Engineering & ITS Department.
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.
Brad Miller
Brad Miller, PE, PTOE co-chairs the Mentorship Committee and specializes in ITS and Traffic Engineering at Michael Baker International.
Anthony Mariani
Anthony Mariani co-chairs the Young Members Committee for the Met Section. He is Senior Project Engineer on the Traffic Engineering & ITS team at Maser Consulting.
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.
Marvin Souza
Marvin Souza P.E. is a member of the Met Section Executive Board and holds the position of Associate Project Manager at NYCDOT.
Rob McAvoy
Rob McAvoy serves as the Met Section Web Master. He specializes in Traffic Engineering at Maser Consulting, P.A.
Mike Salatti
Michael Salatti, PE, PTOE, RSP serves as the Met Section Administrator since he stewarded its incorporation in 2008. An ITE member since 1980, he currently serves on the International Board of Direction and specifically on the One ITE Task force. He is a 38 year Veteran at GPI, serving as Sr Vice President and its Director of Transportation Services in the NY metro area.
John DeMarco
John Demarco co-chairs the Website Committee for the Met Section. He is Senior Engineer on the Traffic Engineering & ITS team at Maser Consulting.
Brian Dempsey
Brian is the Met-Section Westchester Arrangements Co-chair. He has been actively involved in all levels of ITE for many years. Brian is a Partner and Senior Project Manager at Provident Design Engineering where he has been employed since 1986.
Amanda Feeley
Amanda M. Feeley, PE, PTOE is a co-chair of the Central Jersey Local Arrangements Committee. She is a Traffic Engineer at Gannett Fleming.
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.
Adam Allen
Adam Allen, PE, PTOE, TSOS is the current Met Section Director and a LeadershipITE alumni. He is the Traffic Engineering & ITS Department Manager at Maser Consulting.
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.
Krzysztof Lukasik
Krzysztof Lukasik is a member of the Central Jersey Arrangements and Communications committees. He is an Associate Traffic Engineer at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Warren Michelsen
Warren Michelsen, P.E., PTOE is ITE Met Section’s Membership Chair. He is also a Senior Vice President and in charge of the Transportation Division of SIMCO Engineering.
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.
Keith Hall
Keith Hall currently co-chairs the Local Arrangements Committee for Central New Jersey. Working at Maser Consulting, he is an Assistant Project Manager specializing in Traffic Engineering and ITS.
Hassan Hashmi
Hassan Hashmi is the current Met Section co-chair for Young Members committee . He is a Traffic Engineer at Michael Baker International.

Awards

Met Section Awards

Awards

Ivor S. Wisepart Transportation Engineer Award Recipients

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

          Recipients

Year            Recipient

2018          Adam Allen

2017          Paula Flores

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

2018          John Sarna

2017          Andy Saracena

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

2018          No Recipient

2017          Cordell Schachter

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

2017 - Diego Correa Barahona , New York University Tandon School of Engineering

2016 - Dr. Tom Brennan, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)

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

2018 - Keith Hall

2017 - Tra Vu

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

2018 – Freight NYC, VHB

2017 - The Greater East Midtown Rezoning EIS, VHB

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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