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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.
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.
Brad Miller
Brad Miller, PE, PTOE co-chairs the Mentorship Committee and specializes in ITS and Traffic Engineering at Michael Baker International.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rob McAvoy
Rob McAvoy serves as the Met Section Web Master. He specializes in Traffic Engineering at Maser Consulting, P.A.
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.
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.
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.
Hassan Hashmi
Hassan Hashmi is the current Met Section co-chair for Young Members committee . He is a Traffic Engineer at Michael Baker International.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jeevanjot Singh
Jeevanjot Singh, PMP co-chairs the Emerging Trends and Policies 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.
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.
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.
Tom Pagano
Tom serves on the local arrangements team for the Met Section. He is a Senior Transportation Engineer with Sam Schwartz.
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.
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.

Upcoming Events

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Joint Meeting with ASCE

AFTERNOON PROGRAM:

Connected and Engaged - Tools/Techniques for Community Engagement and Outreach

Participatory planning is essential for the success of a project. It has become good practice to thoroughly engage citizens and stakeholders in planning processes. The session will explore and critically assess innovative tools and techniques recently used in two planning projects – a walkability improvement study and a downtown master plan – in the Village of Lindenhurst, NY.   


Speakers:

Frank Wefering, Director of Sustainability, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI)
Ankita Rathi, Senior Planner, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI)

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Frank Wefering, ENV SP, Director of Sustainability
Mr. Wefering is a specialist in sustainability and the application of sustainable principles to ransportation, urban mobility and environmental projects worldwide. Having worked with a European consultancy firm as well as his own business in the United States, Mr. Wefering has collaborated with numerous government organizations on projects to plan, develop and implement mobility solutions improving walkability, bikeability, safety and overall livability in communities. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wefering worked for five years as researcher, project manager and evaluator of environmental initiatives at the North Carolina State University Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

As GPI’s Director of Sustainability, Mr. Wefering is developing a new service line centered on sustainability planning and transportation. He is bringing a new perspective to project management and planning which is based on his international experience in sustainable transportation and urban mobility. Mr. Wefering initiated GPI’s Complete Streets initiative and is spearheading the activities of a cross-office group of staff with complementary expertise in engineering, landscape architecture, environmental sciences, active transportation planning and other disciplines – all with the aim of developing and implementing innovative solutions to address today’s trends and challenges in a holistic and truly sustainable way. Mr. Wefering is also exploring international project opportunities in the field of sustainable transportation.

 
Ankita Rathi, ENV SP, Transportation Planner

Ms. Rathi is a transportation planner with experience in projects ranging from county-wide mobility related planning projects to neighborhood / corridor specific studies, including walkability improvement studies, suburban mobility studies, freight mobility projects, environmental impact assessments, GIS based land suitability analysis, regional environmental management plans, and policy analysis. Additional work with corporate infrastructure development firms includes concept definition, sector growth assessment, market studies, and business planning. Other experience includes community development grant writing and management, community engagement, and outreach.



PDH's: 1.0 


FEE (Afternoon): 
$30 (ALL)

EVENING PROGRAM:


CR 97, Nicolls Road BRT: An Evolutionary Process

 

Presentation will describe project development of Nicolls Road BRT project from BRT feasibility study to ongoing Preliminary Engineering. We will explain how original concepts evolved into current alternative being progressed as additional data was collected in-depth analyses were conducted.


Speaker
Frank Pearson, P.E., Director of Transportation Safety, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI)

Representative from Suffolk County Department of Public Works (To be determined)

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Frank Pearson, P.E. has been the Director of Transportation Safety for GPI’s Babylon Branch since 2014. Mr. Pearson provides senior project management related to traffic operations, safety studies, expert testimony, as well as providing QA/QC for the firm. Prior to joining GPI, he had a distinguished 32-year career with New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), where he served in several prominent positions, most notably as the Long Island Region 10 Traffic Engineer for 11 years and as acting Regional Director for nine months. He served as a Technical Adviser on the CR 97, Nicolls Road, Alternative Analysis Study.  He led GPI’s effort to prepare conceptual engineering concept plans for each BRT alternative. He was the project manager for the Nicolls Road Corridor Parking Analysis.  This project developed potential parking lots along the Nicolls Road Corridor to support BRT implementation.  Mr. Pearson is currently the project manager for the Nicolls Road BRT Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Analysis the subject of tonight’s presentation. In addition, he is currently project manager for several safety projects with a focus on pedestrian safety.

PDH's: 1.0 (pending)

 

Upcoming Events

Thursday October 17, 2019, NJDOT Brown Bag Technical Session, Multipurpose Room, NJDOT HQ, Trenton, NJ


Thursday October 24, 2019, Emerging Professionals Conference/Students Career Fair/Dinner Event, Arthur’s Tavern, Hoboken, NJ 


Wednesday November 13, 2019, Met Section Annual Meeting and Joint Meeting with ITS-NY, Riccardo's, Queens, NY


Thursday December 5, 2019 , NYCDOT Brown Bag Technical Session - NYCDOT Bid Room, 55 Water Street, New York, NY