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.


PeteAmin2020 ITSNJ Public Official Award Recipient
Padmanabha (Pete) Amin

Amin is a Supervising Engineer in the Division of Mobility Engineering at the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). Pete joined ITS Engineering, after moving from NJDOT’s Maintenance Bureau, without any prior knowledge of ITS, but quickly became a subject matter expert in the field of ITS. Pete has been instrumental in advancing ITS throughout New Jersey for more than decade. Pete has played a major role in overseeing the design, construction and maintenance of ITS facilities. Pete helped create NJDOT’s Arterial Management Center. It was through Pete’s leadership that NJDOT’s procedures manual for ITS and Signals Systems was completed and is now referenced in all NJDOT’s technical proposals. Pete was also instrumental in the development of a separate limited scope project delivery process for ITS projects, which helps move projects to implementation. Pete has been the owner of “Smart Moves” since he joined ITS Engineering and he has grown it substantially. It was because of Pete’s dedication and efforts, that NJDOT was able to plan, design, construct and operate ITS devices for the Super Bowl XLVIII. Pete has been a vocal supporter and advocate for the Statewide ITS Architecture, providing insightful and continuous feedback related to the process.

For the past fifteen years or so, Pete has become the anchor of ITS Engineering. He became a “Master” of specifications and ITS design review. He mentored young and old, newcomers and seniors within ITS Engineering and other NJDOT units as well.

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.