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

Upcoming Events

 

Afternoon Ethics & Dinner Presentation: Connectivity in New Jersey - Thursday, May 2nd

 

AFTERNOON PROGRAM

Engineering Ethics

Speaker:   Mr. Gordon Meth, P.E., PTOE, PTP, RSP
                    Transportation Expert Witness, Robson Forensic, Inc.
 

This presentation will review the ethical obligations of engineers in the preparation of their work and professional conduct. It will also review several examples, with questions of actions that can be taken.
 

1 CEU/PDH (NY & NJ Pending)
FEE:  $40 (ALL)

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EVENING PROGRAM

Award Ceremony 

Presentation of the Pignataro Memorial Transportation Education Award to Miss. Ashley Hyde (undergraduate student at The College of New Jersey)

 

Presentation: Connectivity in New Jersey
 

Opening Message by Andrew Tunnard
Assistant Commissioner, Transportation Operations Systems and Support, NJDOT

Andrew will give an overview of the anticipated technologies of traffic operation programs to be implemented in the state, upcoming policy changes, and the opportunities and challenges we face as transportation professionals in New Jersey.

Mr. Tunnard is currently the Assistant Commissioner, Transportation Operations Systems and Support, New Jersey Department of Transportation in Ewing, NJ. He oversees 1700 personnel who are responsible for roadway asset management and maintenance operations statewide.

Mr. Tunnard is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia and received a commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy.  In 2002 Mr. Tunnard earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. Commander Tunnard served in the US Navy from 1989 to 2012 in both an active duty and reserve capacities. Prior to joining the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Mr. Tunnard worked in management positions at Thomson, Inc (an electronics manufacturing company) and Hay Group (a human resources consulting company).  


Connectivity in New Jersey


The session will focus on discussing some of the progress made in the “Connected and Autonomous” realm by NJDOT (Mobility Engineering) and efforts made to transform yesterday's infrastructure to be ready for tomorrow’s technology. The discussion will include overviews of the challenges and complexities presented by the rapidly changing landscape of innovative technologies. The difficult and complex decision making process facing the agency from selection of suitable technology to ensuring work force development and capability maturity to be able to operate and maintain.

The presentation will also give an overview of the iCone Connected Service Patrol Program. To help ensure the safety of service patrol staff, NJDOT has initiated a pilot study that will examine the effectiveness of using connected vehicle technology to alert the motoring public to the presence of safety service workers at an incident site.


Speaker:  Salvatore (Sal) Cowan

Sal Cowan is the Senior Director of Transportation Mobility for NJDOT. He is responsible for the oversight and management of the Department’s ITS Design, Construction and Maintenance programs, Intelligent Traffic Signal Systems program, Safety Service Patrol (SSP), Traffic Operations Centers, 24/7 Emergency Call Center, and the Office of Incident and Emergency Management. In addition, Sal is the lead for NJDOT’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle planning.

Sal holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration from Wagner College, is a Graduate of the I-95 Corridor Coalition’s Operations Academy, a member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and sits on the Board of Trustees for the multi-agency consortium known as TRANSCOM.

Speaker: Wasif Mirza

Wasif Mirza is currently the Director of the Division of Mobility and System Engineering at New Jersey Department of Transportation. He is responsible to provide for the planning, design, construction, review, inspection and maintenance of technology related projects and intelligent initiatives. 
 

Wasif holds a Master of Science Degree in Transportation Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the NED University of Engineering and Technology.

 

 

PDH's:  1 (NY & NJ Pending) 


EVENING FEE:
$75 -- Members
$95 -- Non-Members
$45 -- Gov't Agency/Retiree/Unemployed
$25 -- Students

 

Upcoming Events

April 25, 2019, ITE Met Section & ICTPA joint event - Early Career Development Roundtable, WSP NY Office, One Penn Plaza, 2nd Floor, New York 10119. See flyer and register here

May 8-10, 2019, ITE Northeastern District Annual Meeting, Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, New Haven, CT. Visit: https://ite-ned-annual-meeting.org/

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