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.

2022 Hall of Fame Recipient
Mary D. Ameen, PE
NJTPA (retired)

Mary D. Ameen is the Executive Director of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), the nation’s fifth largest Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

Mrs. Ameen joined the NJTPA in 2006 as the Director of External Affairs, where she coordinated staff and external agency liaison. She was appointed Deputy Executive Director in 2012, and Executive Director in 2018. The NJTPA has responsibility for decision-making, policy formulation and coordination of all transportation planning in the 13-county northern New Jersey region, including approval of federally-funded transportation projects and annual capital expenditures of over $2 billion.

She is a 2014 Alumna of Lead New Jersey, a fellowship which engages leaders from diverse backgrounds to create systemic change around New Jersey's most challenging issues. 

Mrs. Ameen is licensed as a Professional Engineer in New Jersey, and she is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  She is a Fellow in the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and is a member of the Board of Directors of ITS – New Jersey.  She also co-chairs the Travel Information Services Committee of the I-95 Corridor Coalition, which supports the development of a multimodal information system to provide agencies and travelers with accurate and timely information.

Previously, Mrs. Ameen served as the Assistant Chief Engineer for the New Jersey Highway Authority and as the Director of Strategic Transportation Policy and Planning for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.