ITSNJ Young Professional Award

ITSNJ celebrates the Young Professionals in the field of ITS. This category recognizes an individual, 35 years old or younger, who has advanced ITS in New Jersey.


FarukhIjaz2020 ITSNJ Young Professional Award Recipient
Farukh Ijaz, PE
Kimley-Horn Associates

Farukh serves as a Project Manager of Traffic and ITS with Kimley Horn, a position he has held since 2018. Prior to this Farukh worked for Michael Baker International in the Engineering Design Division. In his current position, Farukh serves as an in‐house, off‐site consultant to the Port Authority’s Traffic Engineering group, playing a significant role in their efforts to adapt to the evolving transportation technology landscape, and bringing innovative ITS solutions to Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal One Redevelopment. Farukh spearheaded the installation of Waze Beacons in the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, which won the ITSNJ Outstanding Project Award in 2019.

Farukh’s experience includes Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportation Systems Management and Operations, traffic design, planning, traffic safety, development and execution of Transportation Management Plans, data analysis, complete street design, utility coordination and project management. During his short tenure at Kimley Horn, Farukh has been involved with some major projects including serving as the ITS lead on the Port Authority’s Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) Terminal One Redevelopment, Transformational Transportation Technologies (T3) Strategic Plan, and Dynamic Message Signs Scenario Planning Library for the Port Authority Standard Lane Closures.

Farukh recently he co‐authored a paper related to Probe and Crowdsourced Data Initiatives which was presented at ITS America conferences in 2018 and 2019. Farukh also published a study related to Pedestrian Environment Index (PEI) for urban neighborhoods in Chicago. Farukh is heavily involved in LeadershipITE, and was a member of the Class of 2018, serving as a mentor and reviewing applications for the Class of 2020.

Submit a Nomination
  • Submissions must include a Statement on how the individual meets the evaluation criteria and a Photo of Nominee
  • Submissions must not exceed five (5) pages
  • A resume may be submitted, but shall be included in the 5-page limit

Pictures of all winners may be displayed at the Annual Meeting.