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2012 Events

December 18, 2012
Christie Administration announces grant for Anderson House during Season of Service
Readington, NJ
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NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson joined with Anderson House, Inc. Board President Cindy Czaskos and Executive Director Jan Holmstrup as the Christie Administration announced a grant of nearly $70,000 for the treatment center during its second annual Season of Service initiative.  Following a meeting with Anderson House officials and clients, Commissioner Simpson volunteered his time, performing yard and clean-up work with the group.

 
December 6, 2012
Southern New Jersey Development Council, Overview of New Jersey's Transportation Initiatives
Glassboro, NJ
 
December 5, 2012
Infrastructure Investor New York Summit 2012, Public Perspectives: Perfecting the Public-Private Relationship
New York City, NY
 
December 2, 2012

Christie Administration teams up with New York Jets to benefit children with autism
East Rutherford, NJ

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NJDOT Assistant Commissioner Anthony Attanasio accompanied children who attend the Somerset Hills Learning Institute in Bedminster as NJ TRANSIT and NJDOT teamed up with the Jets for the third annual New York Jets Dream Express event. The Season of Service event included free tickets and refreshments for the group courtesy of the Jets and complimentary NJ TRANSIT travel to and from Secaucus Junction to the Jets home game.

 
November 30, 2012
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Update on Transportation and Logistics in the New Jersey Region Seminar
Port Elizabeth, NJ
 
November 21, 2012
Season of Service Event
East Brunswick, NJ
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NJDOT Commissioner James S. Simpson kicks off the Christie Administration's second annual Season of Service at the Lowe's in East Brunswick. Lowe's will provide more than 22,000 free grab-and-go, heat-and-serve Thanksgiving meals for residents of the communities hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York.

 
November 2, 2012
Post-Hurricane damage survey with Governor Chris Christie
Mantoloking, NJ
Governor Chris Christie, United States Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood, Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and NJDOT Commissioner James S. Simpson surveyed Hurricane Sandy damaged areas in Mantoloking and Bay Head along Route 35 then held a press conference at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Help Center in Brick.
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October 25, 2012
New Jersey Warehousemen and Movers Association Convention
Atlantic City, NJ
 
October 24, 2012
Rutgers 8th Annual Safety Forum
West Windsor, NJ
 
October 11, 2012
Tourist Oriented Destination Sign (TODS) Sign Program Event
Chester, NJ
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NJDOT Deputy Commissioner Joseph Mrozek and Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher visited Alstede Farms in Chester Township to highlight the revised TODS program. Alstede Farm is one of 23 agritourism operations in the state benefitting from highway signs directing drivers to their locations.

 
September 26, 2012
Urban Youth Corps Event
Camden, NJ

NJDOT Director of Civil Rights and Affirmative Action Melanie Armstrong highlighted the accomplishments and value of the NJDOT-administered Urban Youth Corps summer jobs program at an event held along Route 30 in Camden. Armstrong was joined by NJDOT Deputy Commissioner Joe Mrozek, representatives from Camden and Pennsauken and members of the Work Group, who created decorative landscape boxes and covered over graffiti at the location.

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September 22, 2012
Utility and Contractors Association Convention
Atlantic City, NJ
 
September 21, 2012
Plauderville Station Rail Safety System Unveiling Event
Garfield, NJ

Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chairman James Simpson joined NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein at Plauderville Station in Garfield to unveil a new “Another Train Coming” rail safety device designed to enhance pedestrian safety around the tracks. The installation is part of an ongoing effort to ramp up rail safety across the state through recommendations from the NJ Safety at Railroad Crossings Leadership Oversight Committee. 

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September 20, 2012
First Annual Greater Elizabeth Area Transportation, Logistics, and Distribution Industry Breakfast
Elizabeth, NJ
 
September 14, 2012
NJTV videotaping of On the Record with Michael Aron
Trenton, NJ
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Transportation Commissioner James S. Simpson appeared on an "On the Record" segment with Michael Aron which highlighted the initiatives of the Department and the efforts of the employees to improve transportation in New Jersey. The segment aired on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16, 2012 and is available to view online

 
September 13, 2012
Transportation Summit Panel, Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce
East Rutherford, NJ
 
September 12, 2012
American Society of Highway Engineers 2012-2013 Kickoff Meeting
Cranbury, NJ
 
September 12, 2012
Somerset County Governing Officials Association
Somerville, NJ
 
August 27, 2012
Transit Village announcement
Dunellen, NJ
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Acting Governor Kim Guadagno is joined by State Transportation Commissioner James S. Simpson; Vivian Baker, Transit Village Coordinator at NJ TRANSIT and Dunellen Mayor Robert Seader to announce the Borough of Dunellen has become the 26th municipality to be accepted into the New Jersey Department of Transportation's statewide Transit Village program that aims to revitalize the neighborhood near the borough's public transportation facilities.

 
June 25, 2012
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Central Jersey Transportation Forum
West Windsor, NJ
 
June 13, 2012
Regional Planning Association Conference
New York City, NY
 
June 8, 2012
NJ TRANSIT 'National Safety Month' Public Service Announcement
Camden, NJ
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NJ TRANSIT Board Chairman and NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson, NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein and members of the New Jersey Safety at Railroad Crossings Leadership Oversight Committee unveiled a new series of safety initiatives at separate events in Camden and Bergen counties. Here the Commissioner, the Executive Director and NJ TRANSIT Board Member Flora Castillo debut a new public service announcement (PSA) at the event in Camden.

 
May 30, 2012

Route 27 Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon activation
Woodbridge, NJ

Commissioner James Simpson joined with NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein and Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac to activate a new pedestrian beacon at the corner of Route 27 and Magnolia Road in Woodbridge. The new beacon, the first of its kind on a state highway, will provide safer pedestrian access to and from Metropark Station.

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May 24, 2012

Route 52 Causeway Bridge Ribboncutting
Ocean City and Somers Point, NJ

Commissioner James Simpson joined with Congressman Frank LoBiondo, Somers Point mayor Jack Glasser, Ocean City mayor Jay Gillian and many others at the Grand Opening Ceremony for the new $400 million Route 52 Causeway connecting Somers Point and Ocean City. This is one of the largest construction projects in NJDOT history and the Department has delivered the fully opened bridge in time for the critical summer season.

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May 24, 2012

9th Annual Clean Communities Seminar and Awards Banquet
Cape May, NJ

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Commissioner Jim Simpson with Barbara McConnell, Vice President of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council.

 
May 23, 2012

Alliance for Action Transportation Conference
Trenton, NJ

 
May 14, 2012

NJ TRANSIT 655 Bus Line tour
Princeton and Plainsboro, NJ

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Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, NJDOT Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chairman James Simpson, Commissioner of Health Mary E. O’Dowd, NJ TRANSIT Vice President/General Manager of Bus Operations Joyce Gallagher and invited guests rode the 655 Bus from Princeton to the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. There they were joined by Congressman Rush Holt, Plainsboro Mayor Peter Cantu and others to mark the opening of the hospital and the new bus line that serve it.

 
May 11, 2012

Chamber of Commerce, Southern New Jersey: Meet the Policymakers Luncheon
Voorhees, NJ

 
May 2, 2012

Adopt-A-Highway announcement event
South Brunswick, NJ

Commissioner James S. Simpson highlighted a new component of the Christie Administration's 'Clean Up NJ' initiative with an event announcing the revival of the New Jersey Adopt-A-Highway program. Simpson was joined at the event held at the Coca-Cola plant along Route 130 in South Brunswick by South Brunswick mayor Frank Gambatese (speaking) and inaugural participants who will be adopting segments of highway, NJ Clean Communities Council representatives and local officials to raise awareness of the new program and encourage broad participation by businesses and civic groups.

Commissioner Simpson and Coca-Cola Vice President of Market Field Operations, Mike Chidester, braved the rain to unveil the new Adopt-A-Highway sign to close the event and officially kickoff the revived program.
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May 2, 2012

New Jersey Chamber Breakfast Session
Monroe, NJ

 
April 27, 2012

Regional Plan Association's Annual Regional Assembly
New York City, NY

 
April 26, 2012

New Jersey Conference of Mayors
Atlantic City, NJ

 
April 19, 2012

New Jersey Relocation Council 2012 Spring Meeting
Bedminster, NJ

 
April 17, 2012

New Jersey Department of Transportation Hire a Hero event
Hamilton Township, NJ
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April 4, 2012

Safety Service Patrol sponsorship announcement event
Springfield, NJ

NJDOT Deputy Commissioner Joseph Mrozek, representing the Christie Administration, announced a public-private partnership with State Farm to sponsor the Department's Safety Service Patrol (SSP) program. SSP drivers patrol 225 linear miles of interstate and state highways throughout New Jersey and through financial support provided by State Farm, NJDOT will be able to reallocate resources to other high-priority safety needs. Also present at the announcement were George Hanley, motorist assisted by SSP, New Jersey State Police Major Ed Cetnar, State Farm Vice President-Agency John Antonacci, Federal Highway Administration District Administrator Ernie Blaise and NJDOT Executive Director of Transportation Systems Management Dhanesh Motiani.
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March 29, 2012
Airport Improvement grant announcement
Montgomery, NJ
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Commissioner James Simpson met with officials at Princeton Airport to announce nine grants that will provide almost $2.2 million in state funding for projects that enhance safety, promote state-of-good repair or advance studies for potential improvements at eight of New Jersey’s general aviation airports. The Commissioner was joined by Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and members of the Nierenberg family, owners of the Princeton Airport.

 
March 22, 2012

Branchville Businessman's Club
Branchville, NJ

 
March 15, 2012

Real Estate Roundtable Discussion
West Orange, NJ

 
March 9, 2012

New Jersey Future 2010 Redevelopment Forum
New Brunswick, NJ

 
March 7, 2012
5th Annual Transportation and Infrastructure Convention
Washington, DC
 
February 8, 2012
Rail Safety Blueprint press conference
Newark, NJ
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NJDOT Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chairman James Simpson released a report containing specific proposals to reduce pedestrian and trespasser fatalities at railroad grade crossings and other areas along railroad tracks. An oversight committee and three subcommittees were formed in response two incidents in October 2010 that resulted in three fatalities and one non-fatal injury to four teenagers. 

 
February 2, 2012
National Constitution Center, Moving People
Philadelphia, PA
 
February 2, 2012
New Jersey Chapter of the Forum for Expatriate Management
Princeton, NJ
 
January 19, 2012
The Executives' Association of New Jersey
Florham Park, NJ
 
 
 
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