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

Upcoming Events


June 20th - Start of Summer Networking Event

Location: HB Burger - Times Square, 127 W 43rd Steet New York, NY 10036

Please join us as we kick off summer 2019 with ITE's summer networking event. This year we're very excited to have special guest mentors from the public and private sectors join us!

Whether you're a long-time member of ITE or just starting out this is a great opportunity to form professional connections and have fun along the way. There'll be appetizers, drinks, and chances to win fun prizes. Bring your business cards to take part in the games!

In keeping with the informal format, please feel free to dress casually. We look forward to seeing you there!

Special Guest Mentors

Kathleen Swindler, P. E., PTOE, is a Senior ITS Engineer at WSP who began her career working in the public sector on the West Coast.  She continues to navigate both being a technical leader in a rapidly changing field and also growing into corporate managerial responsibilities.  Kathleen is active in professional societies, including serving on the Board of the Intelligent Transportation Society of New Jersey since 2013.

Susie Lai, P.E., PTOE, is a Traffic Engineer at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. As the Planning task lead in Traffic Engineering, Susie is responsible for the delivery of transportation planning services and traffic forecasting and analyses in support of new infrastructure investments and improvements to existing vehicular and pedestrian facilities at the Port Authority. In addition, Susie was the previous Traffic engineer for the day to day facility operations support for any traffic engineering related issues at the Port Authority’s Tunnels, Bridges, and Terminals.

Carlin Hebert, P.E. is a Project Manager at Kimley-Horn serving public sector clients. His career has focused on all aspects of traffic operations and traffic signal systems including traffic signal design, signal communications systems, ITS device deployments, and signal timing optimization.  His work in traffic operations has focused on active traffic management for the The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at the LaGuardia Airport Operations Center and Agency Operations Center in Jersey City.

Jing Du, P. E., is a Project Manager at MTA HQ, responsible for MTA Bridges and Tunnels ITS development, which includes real time travel time information system, real time roadway weather information system, variable message sign and EZ-Pass Reporting system. She has more than thirty years of experiences in transportation industry and has been responsible for multi-million dollars of ITS projects in both Private and Public sectors.

Solomon Caviness is Manager of Planning for Operations at the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) focusing on opportunities for leveraging technologies in transportation. Mr. Caviness leads the NJTPA’s TSM&O program and manages the update of New Jersey’s ITS Architecture. He brings a wealth of operating agency experience and business acumen to performance-based transportation planning and investments. He has experience with working with NY, NJ, and Pennsylvania based transportation operating agencies.

Marvin Souza, P. E., is an Associate Project Manager with New York City’s Department of Transportation specializing in ITS projects aimed at enhancing safety, accessibility, and mobility citywide. In his current capacity, Mr. Souza is responsible for supporting several agency operations including Transit Signal Priority, Real Time Passenger Information systems, Accessible Pedestrian Signals, and emerging ITS technologies.


Fee (includes drinks and appetizers):
$40 - Members
$60 - Non-Members
$30 - Government / Retired / Unemployed
$25 - Full-time Students

If you chose to be a mentee, we will send you full bios of the mentors and some ideas for questions prior to the event. We encourage you to be prepared so you get the full benefit of the event.


Upcoming Events

June 8th, 2019, ITE Young Members Service Event - Fort Greene Park Saturday Spruce-Up, Brooklyn, NY. Click here to see the flyer.

June 13, 2019, NYSDOT Tour and Open House & June Happy Hour and Networking Event, Hauppauge and Smithtown, NY. Click here to see the flyers.

June 20, 2019, Start of Summer Networking & Mentoring Event - HB Burger, W 43rd Street b/w 6th Ave and Broadway, New York, NY

July 18, 2019, Technical Conference, NYCDOT, 55 Water Street, Bid Room A&B, New York, NY