ITSNJ Hall of Fame Award

Each year an individual who has contributed significantly to achieving ITS in New Jersey throughout their career is honored as an inductee into the ITSNJ Hall of Fame. The ITSNJ Hall of Fame inductee should be a recognizable pillar of the ITS industry. Someone who serves as a champion, leader, subject matter expert and an ITS advocate. The inductee is a dedicated driver of ITS, is often referred to as innovative, a leader, a mentor, an icon working tirelessly to advance ITS through sustained participation.

This prestigious award is selected by the Executive Committee.


James Hogan2020 Hall of Fame Recipient
James R. Hogan, PE
Advantage Engineering Associates

As a licensed Professional Engineer, Jim Hogan served as a public servant for more than 25 years, beginning his career with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), as an Assistant Senior Engineer in June of 1984. Jim’s involvement with ITS began in 1995 when he became a Project Engineer in NJDOT Traffic Operations. Jim quickly rose through the ranks to Executive Director (2006) and retired in that capacity on June 30, 2011. During this illustrious career at NJDOT, Jim was influential in launching New Jersey Traffic 511. Jim helped build the state-of-the-art Statewide Traffic Management Center, was responsible for saving the Safety Service Patrol Program, previously referred to as Emergency Service Patrol.

Currently, Jim is serving as a Senior Associate with Advantage Engineering Associates and since July 2011 has managed their ITS group. While working in the private sector, Jim continued his accomplishments and work with NJDOT on the Meadowland’s Area Traffic Surveillance System, providing innovative ITS solutions for Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Working with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Jim was heavily involved with New Jersey’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Architecture Update. Jim was instrumental in concept development services on several cutting-edge technology projects including adaptive Traffic Signal Systems for Routes 29, 38, 70 and 73; Advanced Transportation and Demand Management along Interstates 76, 195 and 295. Jim was involved with ITS replacement and upgrade of the Lincoln Tunnel.

Jim has a legacy of being an excellent leader, a champion in both good times and bad. Jim has influenced many lives with his hard work, honesty and a can-do attitude. Jim has served on the I-95 Corridor Coalition, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, TRANSCOM and is an active member of ITSNJ. Jim attended the University of Pittsburgh. Jim is a man of honor - very devoted to his faith and his family. Jim is married to his lovely wife Dawn and together they are the proud parents of three children and have two beautiful grandchildren.