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2013 Events

December 5, 2013
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) New Jersey Annual Transportation and Logistics Update
Elizabeth, NJ
 
November 20, 2013
New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference
Atlantic City, NJ

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NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson speaking at the 2013 New Jersey League of Municipalities annual conference. The commissioner was a featured speaker at a workshop titled, "Sandy: 1 year later,"  and at the Mayors Box Luncheon held in the Sheraton Convention Center Hotel. On the left is New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin.

 
November 8, 2013
Southern New Jersey Development Council, Annual Public Policy meeting
Glassboro, NJ
 
November 7, 2013
Trenton Mercer Airport Reopening
Ewing, NJ
 
October 29, 2013
Christie Administration Sandy Service Day
Garfield, NJ
NJDOT Assistant Commissioner Anthony Attanasio joined with New Jersey State Comptroller Matthew Boxer, Board of Public Utilities President Robert Hanna and NJDCA Commissioner Richard Constable (not pictured) at the Garfield Boys and Girls Club to mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy in the spirit of compassion, service and volunteerism that united citizens in the wake of the storm.  The officials helped repaint the facility, assembled Welcome Home kits, moved furniture and performed other tasks at the Club which served as a community shelter in Garfield for weeks after Sandy.

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October 28, 2013
Christie Administration opens portion of Route 206 Hillsborough Bypass dedicated to former Assemblyman Peter Biondi
Hillsborough, NJ
Governor Chris Christie, NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson and local elected officials opened the 1.7 mile, center portion of the new Route 206 Bypass between Amwell Road and Hillsborough Road in Hillsborough, Somerset County. The bypass, championed by the late Hillsborough Mayor and Assemblyman Peter J. Biondi, will be named in his honor.

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October 22, 2013
New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association, Annual Municipal Engineers Reception
East Brunswick, NJ
 
October 3, 2013
44th Annual New Jersey Warehousemen and Movers Association Convention
Atlantic City, NJ
 
September 24, 2013
Congressman Robert Franks Union Train Station plaque dedication
Union, NJ

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NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson speaks at the plaque dedication in honor of Congressman Robert "Bob" Franks at the Union Train Station.

 
September 22, 2013
3rd Annual Stop for Nikhil Run/Walk event
West Orange, NJ
 
September 21, 2013
Utility Transportation Contractors Association Convention
Atlantic City, NJ
 
September 17, 2013
Women in Transportation event
Cranbury, NJ
 
September 17, 2013
Burlington County Employer Legislative Committee event
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 
September 11, 2013
American Society of Highway Engineers event
Cranbury, NJ
 
September 9, 2013
Alliance for Action, New Jersey Statewide Transportation Conference
Holmdel, NJ
 
August 26, 2013
'NJ TRANSITGRID announcement'
Secaucus, NJ

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Governor Chris Christie, US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson announced "NJ TRANSITGRID" to make the state's infrastructure more resilient for future disasters while at the Secaucus Train Station. The State of New Jersey is collaborating with the US Department of Energy to design NJ TRANSITGRID - a first-of-its-kind electrical micro-grid capable of supplying highly-reliable power during storms or other times when the traditional centralized grid is compromised.

 
August 7, 2013
Christie Administration Route 35 'Listening Tour'
Toms River, NJ
NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson joined with Toms River council members and local residents and business owners, continuing the Christie Administration's Route 35 Reconstruction “Listening Tour” in the Normandy Beach and Chadwick Beach sections of Toms River. The Department is committed to building and maintaining partnerships with the residents, businesses and officials as a $265 million project gets under way to completely rebuild along a 12.5-mile stretch of Route 35 that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

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July 25, 2013
Christie Administration Route 35 'Listening Tour'
Seaside Heights, NJ

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NJDOT Commissioner joined with Seaside Heights mayor Bill Akers and others to kick off the Christie Administration's ‘Listening Tour', walking a few blocks through the community, meeting with residents and business owners to listen to their concerns about the upcoming Route 35 reconstruction.

 
July 23, 2013
Aviation grants announcement
Lincoln Park, NJ
NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson at Lincoln Park Airport announces six grants to five airports that will provide more than $1.8 million in state funding for projects that enhance safety, promote state-of-good repair or advance studies for potential improvements at five of New Jersey's general aviation airports. He was joined by New Jersey Economic Development Authority CEO Michele Brown who spoke about the contributions general aviation airports make to local economies; General Aviation Manufacturers Association President Pete Bunce and Airport Owners and Pilots Association President Craig Fuller, who held a Town Hall Meeting at the event engaging with pilots, airport owners and operators, and aviation officials to discuss issues of importance to the industry.

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July 10, 2013
Hurricane Sandy executive briefing
West Trenton, NJ

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NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson, New Jersey State Police Colonel Rick Fuentes (not pictured) and senior level staff from both agencies, along with Governor Christie's office, welcomed Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Administrator Victor Mendez to New Jersey for an executive briefing on Hurricane Sandy-related response in the Garden State.  

 
July 2, 2013
Christie Administration Route 35 groundbreaking event
Seaside Park, NJ
Governor Chris Christie and NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson officially broke ground on the $265 million construction project to rebuild Route 35, the gateway to many of the barrier islands that make up the Jersey Shore. Heavily damaged by Sandy nine months ago, Route 35 runs through nine municipalities along the Barnegat Peninsula. NJDOT plans to substantially complete the 12.5-mile reconstruction project of the roadway, from the border between Point Pleasant Beach and Bay Head to the entrance of Island Beach State Park in Berkeley, by the summer of 2015.

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June 27, 2013
Christie Administration Rail Safety Enhancements announcement
Trenton, NJ
In honor of National Safety Month, New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson today joined NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez at Trenton Transit Center to highlight NJDOT and NJ TRANSIT's collaborative efforts to promote safety and reduce accidental deaths along the State's busy railroad tracks. These efforts have succeeded in sharply reducing accidental fatalities across the NJ TRANSIT rail system.

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June 6, 2013
Utility and Transportation Contractors Association meeting
Jamesburg, NJ
 
May 22, 2013
NJ TRANSIT Bus Safety Awards ceremony
Newark, NJ
 
May 16, 2013
New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association Awards Program
Redbank, NJ
 
May 9, 2013
Bike Month announcement
Island Beach State Park, NJ
NJDOT Assistant Commissioner Anthony Attanasio teamed up with NJDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Sheree Davis to celebrate National Bike Month with the creation of a new online Bicycling Map and Resource Guide that indicates the suitablility of state highways and county roads for bicycling in New Jersey. The event was followed by a ride along Island Beach State Park that served as a reminder that the Jersey Shore will be open for business this summer as a premier vacation and day-trip destination.

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May 3, 2013
2013 Mid-Atlantic Aviation Coalition Conference
Newark, NJ
 
March 20, 2013
Pothole repair demonstration
Freehold, NJ

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An active NJDOT crew provided assembled media with a first-hand look at the various techniques utilized to fill potholes - including the use of a pothole killing machine and manual "throw and go" method - at a demonstration along Route 33 Bypass in Freehold. NJDOT Assistant Commissioner of Operations Rich Shaw was joined by Freehold Township mayor Barbara McMorrow at the event.

 
March 14, 2013
Trenton-Mercer Airport announcement
Trenton, NJ

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Acting Governor Kim Guadagno joined with New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson and Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes at Trenton-Mercer Airport to announce $2.5 million in State funding for the rehabilitation of nearly 27,000 square yards of an airport taxiway to improve safety and swift airplane access to runways. The announcement launches the first part of a $12 million project to upgrade several taxiways. In addition to the $2.5 million provided by the State, Mercer County is contributing $132,000 and is seeking grants from the Federal Aviation Administration for the balance.

 
March 12, 2013
March litter removal effort announcement
Hamilton, NJ

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Commissioner James Simpson joined with key NJDOT operations and Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate labor program personnel at the Hamilton maintenance yard to highlight a concentrated push to patrol every mile of state highway removing litter in the month of March. Pictured left to right: Crew Supervisor Guiseppi Burton, Director of Operations Region Central Michael Davis, Assistant Commissioner of Operations Rich Shaw, Simpson, and DOC Inmate Labor Program officials.

 
March 11, 2013
Direct Connection groundbreaking
Bellmawr, NJ

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Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno was joined by New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson to break ground on the $900 million federally funded Direct Connection project that will provide a seamless route for I-295 motorists traveling through the interchange of I-295, Route 42 and I-76 in Bellmawr, Mt. Ephraim and Gloucester City.

 
March 5, 2013
6th Annual Transportation and Infrastructure Convention
Washington, DC
 
February 20, 2013
Princeton Chamber of Commerce
Princeton, NJ
 
February 19, 2013
Route 35 Reconstruction announcement
Lavalette, NJ
Governor Chris Christie joined with NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson and Lavallette Mayor Walter LaCicero at the Lavallette firehouse to announce an aggressive schedule to completely rebuild a 12.5-mile storm-damaged stretch of Route 35 along the Barnegat Peninsula in Ocean County. The highway, which serves as the primary north-south route along the Jersey Shore peninsula from Point Pleasant Beach to the entrance of Island Beach State Park, sustained severe damage during Superstorm Sandy and requires immediate attention so that residents and visitors can resume normal travel in Ocean County. The reconstruction project will rebuild this span of Route 35 in a stronger, more resilient manner, while also providing better drainage, a smoother driving surface, improved accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists, and more economical repair and upkeep costs.

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February 6, 2013
21st Annual Mayor's Legislative Day
Trenton, NJ
 
February 4, 2013
Garden State Parkway announcement
Middle Township, NJ

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Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson, Congressman Frank LoBiondo and other elected officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony today to mark the start of construction on a project that will improve safety by removing three traffic lights at Garden State Parkway interchanges in Cape May County — the only three traffic signals on the 172-mile length of the toll road.

 
January 30, 2013
Manahawkin Bay Causeway announcement
Manahawkin, NJ

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Acting Governor Kim Guadagno and Department of Transportation Commissioner Jim Simpson announce the construction of a new Route 72 bridge over Manahawkin Bay Causeway entering and exiting Long Beach Island. Mayor John Spadofora of Stafford Township looks on.

 

 
January 10, 2013
Pulaski Skyway local officials briefing and press announcement
Newark, NJ
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NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson and members of the project team met with local officials and media to discuss the $1 billion Pulaski Skyway rehabilitation project, including significant traffic impacts starting in 2014 associated with replacing the deck of the 3.5 mile long structure that carries Route 1&9 traffic. The meetings were held at the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority headquarters.
 
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