ITSNJ Public Agency Official Award

In the category of Public Agency Official a person, who works for a public entity, who has contributed significantly to advancing ITS in New Jersey is honored.


2022 ITSNJ Public Official Award Recipient
Wasif Mirza

Wasif’s NJDOT Colleagues, along with FHWA and MP Engineering, are proud to submit this nomination for Wasif for he is very deserving of this distinguished honor. Sal Cowan, Senior Director, Transportation Mobility offers the following: Over the course of the 11 years that I’ve worked with Wasif, I’ve seen first-hand the accomplishments he’s achieved for the Department and for the mobility of NJ overall. Just to name a few achievements: •COAST (Classification of Traffic Signal Systems) program which has led to improved traffic flow along signalized corridors through optimization programs and adaptive construction projects. •Construction of numerous ITS “Smart Moves” construction projects, deploying state-of-the-art technology along our state road network. This includes the Department’s changeover to full color, dynamic variable message signs and high-definition CCTV cameras. •Design and construction of NJ’s first adaptive traffic signal construction project to include connected vehicle roadside units (RSUs). •Launch of the state’s first Arterial Management Center (AMC) which monitors all adaptive traffic. •And of course, the national award-winning Route 1 Hard Shoulder Running Project.

Submitting a Nomination
  • Nominations are now currently closed.
  • 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.