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Capital Project Delivery


Subject Matter Experts

Planning, Multimodal and Grants Administration

Mike Russo, Assistant Commissioner

Statewide Planning | Multimodal Services | Local Aid and Economic Development | Environmental Resources

Statewide Planning

Andrew Swords, Director - 609.530.2866

Commuter Mobility

DescriptionDescription The Bureau of Commuter Mobility is made up of three primary units: the Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs, the Park and Ride Program and Congestion Management.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs

Elise Bremer-Nei- 609.530.2765
DescriptionDescription The Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian programs is responsible for advancing the Complete Streets initiative through the Capital Project Delivery Process. This office is also tasked with advancing the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, and with supporting New Jersey's Safe Routes to School Program.
Major TasksMajor Tasks Advance walk and bicycle initiatives and options.

Be an advocate for Bicycle and Pedestrian projects and programs.

Initiate bicycle and/or pedestrian concept development studies.

Participate in project scoping meetings.

Provide for Bicycle and Pedestrian research and develop policies.

Support a marketing/education program.

Institutionalize the Bike/Ped Master Plan.

Advance pedestrian and bicycle safety initiatives.

Assisting the locals with planning for bicycle and pedestrian transportation and helping to build and connect the state’s trail network

Support Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) in assisting local governments and school districts with Safe Routes to School activities.

Area SME Phone
Safe Routes to School Elise Bremer-Nei 609.530.2765
Complete Streets Nipa Maniar 609.530.2364
Bicycle and Pedestrian Design Joseph Powell 609.530.5290
Major Tasks None provided

Park and Ride Program

William Piedra - 609.530.5936
Description Description This program supports the oversight of the State's leased and owned park and ride lots. This effort is maintained with the intention to decrease traffic volumes and congestion along our roadways.
Major TasksMajor Tasks Advance Transportation Demand Management options.

Maintain existing Park and Ride lease agreements.

Technical Analysis Unit

Sudhir Joshi - 609.530.5519
DescriptionDescription This unit provides support to the Department's decision-making and project delivery process by providing congestion evaluation and congestion relief strategies.
Major TasksMajor Tasks Support the Department's decision-making and project delivery process.

Enhance the Congestion Management System (CMS-21) to fulfill data requests.

Support the Statewide Capital Investment Strategy process for mobility and congestion relief in line with the Department's priorities.

Support the Mobility Problem Statement Development Process to develop targeted and effective congestion relief projects.

Collaborate with other Department units and other agencies and organizations such as Transportation Systems Management, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, the Federal Highway Administration, NJ TRANSIT, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the New Jersey Turnpike and Parkway Authority, in congestion relief efforts through the Complete Team.

Help Department meet the System Performance Measures provisions of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21).

Specific unit guidance:
New Jersey Commuter Information Web site
Complete Streets Web site

Local Aid and Economic Development, Safe Routes to School
Ridesharing Web site

Statewide Strategies

James B. Lewis - 609.530.2884
DescriptionDescription The Bureau of Statewide Strategies performs an array of functions of which the following relate to the Capital Project Delivery Process. The Statewide Planning section of the Bureau conducts performance based planning, which includes preparing the Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan (SLRTP), the Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) and the Department's Capital Investment Strategy (CIS) and managing the Performance Center Intranet page of performance targets and inventory information. The section collaborates with various entities on corridor and planning studies that produce problem (needs) statements to develop and coordinate context sensitive, multimodal transportation strategies and options in accordance with the SLRTP, TAMP and CIS. The section also maintains and updates Appendix B of the New Jersey State Highway Access Management Code that identifies the Desirable Typical Section (DTS) and Access Level of all state highway segments. The DTS defines the Department's long-range vision of state highway configurations (number of through lanes for state highway segments). The Access Level defines the allowable turning movements between the state highway and a lot or site based on the access classification, which regulates access to all state highways. These elements shall be evaluated and considered for all of the Department's projects.

The Transportation and Livable Communities section ensures that the principles of livability, smart growth and consistency with New Jersey's State Strategic Plan (SSP)/SDRP are integrated into the Department's regulations, plans, policies, programs and projects. This section guides local communities in the connection between transportation and land use through designation in the Transit Village Initiative, preparation of Access Management Plans under the State Highway Access Management Code and participation in the endorsement of county and municipal plans under SDRP by the State Planning Commission. The section coordinates with other state and regional planning agencies to promote compact, mixed use development and redevelopment in appropriate areas throughout New Jersey.

The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Liaison section serves as intermediary between the Department and New Jersey's three MPOs: the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.

The Air Quality and Travel Demand Modeling section works with Department staff, the MPOs and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to ensure capital projects meet air quality conformity requirements and prepares an investment strategy for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds.

Major TasksMajor Tasks Prepare the Department's Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan (SLRTP) and Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) to coordinate the deployment of the Department's performance based planning and programming activities and facilitate its implementation across the organization in accordance with federal regulations.

Maintain the Performance Center Intranet web page with performance targets and inventory information.

Collaborate with various federal, state, regional and local entities on corridor and planning studies to integrate land use development and transportation through non-transportation approaches and produce context sensitive, multi-modal strategies and probelem (needs) statements for consideration into the Capital Project Delivery Process.

Maintain and update Appendix B of the New Jersey State Highway Access Management Code (NJSHAMC) and administer the access classification process, including Desirable Typical Sections (DTS) and Access Levels.

Recommend changes to the NJSHAMC to strengthen support of the State's smart growth goals and objectives and improve consistency with the policies and strategies of the New Jersey's State Strategic Plan (SSP)/State Development and Redevelopment Plan (SDRP) and the Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan.

Represent the Department at standing committees of the State Planning Commission, such as the Plan Implementation Committee, and serve as lead in coordination of SDRP and smart growth activities with the Office for Planning Advocacy.

Support activities to improve integration of State Strategic Plan (SSP)/SDRP principles into Department plans and programs, including the Agency Implementation Plan for the SSP.

Provide to Capital Program Management Project Managers evaluations on the consistency of proposed projects with the SSP/SDRP.

Employ a Smart Growth Management System to quantify the smart growth consistency of a project by furnishing a score based on such geographic and socioeconomic factors as SDRP Planning Area, SDRP designated Center, designated Transit Village, designated Urban Enterprise Zone median household income, and percentage minority and employment density.

Manage Statewide Strategies consultant Term Agreements.

Manage the Transit Village Initiative.

Coordinate the Department's Smart Growth Implementation Team.

Serve as intermediary between the Department and New Jersey's three Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO): the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commissioner and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, secure federal funding for MPO annual work programs, represent the Department on various MPO committees and monitor the production of MPO products to ensure that the Department, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements are met.

Maintain the Department's statewide travel demand and air quality models in conformance with federal requirements to support the air quality conformity process.

Prepare an investment stratety for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds and maintain a database of CMAQ projects.

Statewide Planning

Danielle Graves - 609.530.2487

Transportation and Livable Communities

Susan Weber - 609.530.3658

Area SME Phone
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Liaison Monica Etz 609.530.5957
Transportation and Air Quality Jamie DeRose 609.530.2865

Specific unit guidance:
Asset Management Web site
Long Range Transportation Plan Web site

Transit Village Initiative Web site

Research Bureau

Amanda Gendek, Manager - 609.530.2780
DescriptionDescription The Research Bureau works directly with institutes of higher education, Treasury-contracted consultants, and other research professionals to deliver customer focused, quality research in order to enhance the quality and cost effectiveness of the engineering policies, practices, standards and specifications that are used in planning, building and maintaining New Jersey's transportation infrastructure.

The Bureau conducts technology and knowledge transfer practices, such as training, education, demonstrations, an annual showcase, communications, marketing efforts, and local technical assistance, all of which are intended to help new technologies get implemented.

The Bureau is also home to the New Jersey State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC), whose mission is to identify, evaluate, and rapidly deploy new technologies and process improvements that will accelerate project delivery and improve the safety and quality of transportation in NJ. STIC members review innovative ideas, vet them, and make recommendations for development and implementation of those ideas.

The Bureau also provides library services to NJDOT and other state government employees and the general public. The NJDOT Research Library is a branch of the New Jersey State Library and is funded by FHWA State Planning and Research Program. The Research Library collects documents from a variety of sources, including the Transportation Research Board, FHWA, other State DOT's and NJDOT. It provides reference and referral services, an online catalog and lending materials on site or by an inter-library loan through another library, photocopying, literature searches and notification of new materials.

Major TasksMajor Tasks Administer New Jersey’s State Planning and Research Program

Solicit and assess the research needs of the Department on a regular basis.

Establish and maintain collaborative relationships among NJDOT, FHWA, NJ Transit, MVC, university professionals and consultants.

Facilitate transportation-related research for NJDOT, NJ Transit, Motor Vehicle Commission, and others.

Provide contract administration support for transportation research projects.

Performance and Risk Measurement/Management of transportation research projects from authorization to close-out.

Administer NJ STIC activities

Technology Transfer (Research Showcase, Tech Talks, newsletters, training, etc.)

AASHTO RAC participation

Bureau Manager is liaison to the National Academies Transportation Research Board (TRB)

Coordinate NCHRP activities

Pooled Fund Research Coordination

National Survey Coordination

Library Services

Keep abreast of the state of practice and conduct of research and implement regular program changes and improvements.

Area SME Phone
Bureau Management, Bureau Policy/Procedures, Technology Transfer, Innovation, STIC, TRB Rep, Environmental Amanda Gendek 609.530.2780
Materials, Bridge, Construction, Structural Design, Infrastructure, Pavement, AASHTO RAC Rep, Engineering Kimbrali Davis 609.530.2735
Natn’l Survey Coordination, Highway Geometric Design, Bike/Ped, Traffic Calming, Park/Ride, Access Management, Zoning, Engineering Stefanie Potapa 609.530.2861
Commuter Mobility, Highway Geometric Design, Bridge, Construction, Planning, Structural Design, Safety & Security, Infrastructure, Pavement, Contract Management, Engineering Priscilla Ukpah 609.530.5157
Local Technology Assistance, SHRP2, Local Aid, Engineering, Bureau Policy/Procedures Pragna Shah 609.530.8025
Congestion, Commuter Mobility, Intelligent Transportation, Planning, Policy Tineen Howard 609.530.3828
Highway Geometric Design, Traffic Ops, Policy, Safety & Security, Intelligent Transportation, Bridge, Construction, Research Budgeting, Research Contract Management, Engineering Mamun “Mac” Rashid 609.530.2897
Intelligent Transportation, Bridge, Energy, Infrastructure, Materials, Pavement, Technology Transfer, Implementation, Innovation, Structural Design, Pooled Fund Projects, Research Project Mgmt. Software, Engineering Giri Venkiteela 609.530.8038
Research Contract Management, Bureau Policy/Procedures Suzanne Rizzo 609.530.5959
Stephanie Nock 609.530.5637
Research Library Services Carol Paszamant 609.530.5289
Laurie Strow 609.530.4742

Specific unit guidance:
Research Bureau Web site
Research Library Website
NJDOT Bureau of Research Technology Transfer Website -
(In Development)
New Jersey STIC Website - (In Development)

Multimodal Services

Nicole Minutoli, Director - 609.530.2852
DescriptionDescription The Division of Multimodal Services provides grants for rail, aviation and maritime transportation. The Division licenses airports and heliports and provides permits for oversize and overweight vehicles. It is also responsible for providing oversight of fixed guideway rail facilities and plans for goods movement on rail, truck and maritime.
Major TasksMajor Tasks Provide Aviation, Rail and Maritime Grants.

Provide freight planning.

Manage State Channel dredging/maritime.

Responsible for truck permitting and enforcement.


Ashwin "Max" Patel - 609.530.2907


Ashwin "Max" Patel - 609.530.2907

Maritime Resources

Genevieve Boehm-Clifton - 609.530.4770

Freight Planning and Truck Permitting

Genevieve Clifton - 609.530.4770

Fixed Guideway Safety Oversight

Himanshu Patel - 609.530.3848

Traffic and Innovative Technology

Krzysztof Zajac, Section Chief - 609.530.4548

Traffic monitoring contract, Weigh-in-motion, Traffic volume stations and data processing, Construction related traffic, Safety analyst. Data processing, Database support, and Data viewer

Antoun Abraham, Project Engineer - 609.530.3506

Traffic Counts, Short term count, and Intersection counts

Roadway Data and Crash Records

Paul Thomas, Section Chief - 609.530.8039
Simon Nwachukwu, Project Engineer - 609.530.8022
Donald Perry, Geographic Information Systems Specialist - 609.530.2945

Straight line diagram, Data warehouse, Video log, Functional classification system, and Federal aid system

Crash Records

Baher Girgis, Project Engineer - 609.530.2438

Transportation Data and Safety

Sophia Azam, Executive Manager - 609.530.8742

Safety Programs

Daniel LiSanti, Project Manager - 609.530.4692
Mark Tozzi, Section Chief - 609.530.2622

Local Aid and Economic Development

Laine Rankin, Director - 609.530.6539
DescriptionDescription The Division of Local Aid and Economic Development selects and manages Federal and State grants for county and municipal roads and bridges.
Major TasksMajor Tasks Select grants.

Administer grant contracts.

Area SME Phone
Local Aid and Economic Development Thomas Berryman 732.625.4287

Specific unit guidance:
Local Aid and Economic Development Web site
Local Aid and Economic Development Publications

Environmental Resources

Elkins Green, Director - 609.530.8075
DescriptionDescription The Division of Environmental Resources provides environmental support for projects initiated by Local Aid, Multimodal, and Operations and serves as the Department’s central point of contact for environmental policies and or procedures. The Division also provides environmental oversight of remedial activates at NJDOT owned facilities and rights of way. Finally the Division, in collaboration with Operations is responsible for maintaining a Storm Water Asset Management Program for the Department.
Major TasksMajor Tasks Provide environmental support for projects initiated by Local Aid projects, Multimodal, and Operations.

Responsible for environmental policy and planning.

Provide environmental oversight and remediation on New Jersey Department of Transportation-owned facilities.

Responsible for Storm Water Asset Management Program.

Environmental Project Support/Cultural Resources

Lauralee Rappleye - 609.530.8075
Major Tasks None provide

Environmental Policy

Paula Scelsi - 609.530.5464Major Tasks None provided.

Air/Noise Technical Issues

Marie Limage - 609.530.3291Major Tasks None provided.

Environmental Oversight and Remediation

Mohammad Yousef - 609.530.2973Major Tasks None provided.

Storm Water Asset Management/Operations Support

Brett Hunger - 609.530.4834Major Tasks None provided.

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  Last Updated:  September 20, 2018