Commissioner Lettiere elected Vice President of national transportation
At the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Association
of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in Philadelphia,
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Jack
Lettiere was elected Vice President of the organization for the
coming year. After serving one year as Vice President, Lettiere
is expected to ascend to the role of President of AASHTO.
is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and
transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia
and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes:
air, highways, public transportation, rail and water. Its
primary goal is to foster the development, operation and maintenance
of an integrated national transportation system. AASHTO plays
a critical role in determined national transportation policy and
standards and is currently focused on the reauthorization of the
federal transportation bill.
becomes the 89th AASHTO president since the organization's founding
in 1914 and the first ever from New Jersey.
who has been with NJDOT for 30 years, received a governor's appointment
to commissioner in December 2002. As commissioner, he oversees
16,000 employees and an annual budget of more than $3 billion.
He has served as Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner
for Capital Investment.
as Commissioner include Chairman of the New Jersey Transit Corporation
and the state's Transportation Trust Fund Authority. Lettiere
is also on the board of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, the
South Jersey Transportation Authority, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle
Commission and the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority.
served as Chairman of AASHTO's Administrative Subcommittee on
Transportation Finance and is Region I Representative of the AASHTO
Strategic Plan Task Force. He is also a member and Vice
Chair of the AASHTO Working Group on Financial Issues, which developed
the association's recommendations for the reauthorization of the
federal highway and transportation program. He also served
on the Standing Committee on Planning and chairs the Local Bridge
of Trenton, New Jersey, Lettiere graduated from the General Motors
Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in Industrial
Engineering and he has a master's degree in Business Administration
for Rider University. He is married and has two daughters.