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The next regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Transit Corporation, NJ TRANSIT Rail Operations, Inc., NJ TRANSIT Bus Operations, Inc., NJ TRANSIT Mercer, Inc., and NJ TRANSIT Morris, Inc. will be held virtually on Thursday, November 12, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

 

The meetings will be available on the corporation’s website in real time at www.njtransit.com/board. Alternatively, those without access to the website can participate by telephone using the toll-free dial-in phone number 1-800-346-7359 and entering conference entry code 701939.

PUBLIC COMMENT REGISTRATION: Members of the public who wish to provide public comments should use the “BOARD MEETING PUBLIC COMMENTS” REGISTRATION FORM on the website.The deadline to pre-register is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  We recommend using Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari for the best experience. 

PUBLIC COMMENT PROCEDURES: Speakers can begin calling in at 5:30 p.m. to check in with the call proctor. Each speaker will have three (3) minutes to provide comments. Those participants who pre-registered will be given priority in queue and have their comments taken first, followed by non-registered participants whose comments will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis thereafter. Anyone joining the meeting will be on a “Music Hold” prior to the meeting. During the music hold, participants can press *1 to enter the queue to provide public comments. The toll-free dial-in phone number is 1-800-346-7359 and the conference entry code is 701939.

 

Governor Phil Murphy

Governor Phil Murphy, as he says, "grew up in a family that was middle class on a good day," the youngest of four children with only one parent who graduated high school. His upbringing - where religion, a strong work ethic, education, and civic awareness were pillars of family life - shaped his values, his priorities, and the leader he is today.

Since taking office, Governor Murphy has focused on building a stronger and fairer New Jersey that works for every family. He has signed legislation putting New Jersey on the path to a $15-an-hour minimum wage, enacted the nation's strongest equal pay law to combat gender wage discrimination, ensured all workers have access to paid sick days, and expanded the state's Paid Family Leave provisions. Full Bio

Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver

Lieutenant Governor Oliver is a self-described "Jersey Girl," born and raised in an ethnically diverse Newark neighborhood.

Lieutenant Governor Oliver was inspired as a young girl to be a fighter for the voiceless when her eyes were opened to societal injustices and inequities around her, often citing "A Tale of Two Cities" as her youth awakening. She has since pioneered a successful career in public service advocating for social justice, women's equality, and education, ultimately becoming the first woman of color to serve in a statewide elected office in New Jersey history.

In addition to her role as Lieutenant Governor, she serves as Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, where she has led efforts to strengthen and expand initiatives for fair and affordable housing, community revitalization, homelessness prevention, and local government services that support New Jersey's 565 municipalities. Full Bio

Board Members

Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti - Transportation Commissioner & NJ TRANSIT Board Chair

Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti was confirmed as the 19th Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation on June 7, 2018. She was appointed Acting Commissioner December 19, 2017 and began serving on January 16, 2018.

A native New Jerseyan, Ms. Gutierrez-Scaccetti is a transportation professional with more than 28 years in the industry, and 34 years in government service. She possesses extensive executive, operational, and planning knowledge.

Most recently, the Commissioner served as the Executive Director and CEO at Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, a part of the Florida Department of Transportation. Under her leadership, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise managed more than 460 centerline miles and a 5-year capital program in excess of $6 billion, supported by $1 billion in revenues. Full Bio

James D. Adams

James D. Adams, PE is Vice President for KS Engineers, the largest minority-owned engineering firm in New Jersey. A licensed Professional Engineer, Mr. Adams has held leadership positions at key public-sector agencies, including the Garden State Parkway, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, City of Newark, and New Jersey Schools Development Authority. He has led critical building and infrastructure projects in the region, including the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport Redevelopment, Newark Prudential Center, Newark City Subway/Light Rail, and the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project.

Mr. Adams holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Villanova University, and a Master's of Science in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.He has served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee - 8th Congressional District, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.

He is the recipient of the ASCE Government Engineer of Year Award, and the Newark Regional Business Partnership Transportation Leadership Award.

Mr. Adams is a lifelong New Jersey resident, and currently resides in West Orange, New Jersey.

Sangeeta Doshi

Councilwoman Doshi has lived in Cherry Hill since 1996. She has worked as a professional in the telecommunications sector and is a former small business owner. She has been a member of the Domestic Violence Response Team, the Cherry Hill Planning Board and the Cherry Hill Zoning Board of Adjustment. She has volunteered with Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League and Moms Demand Action. She is an active member of the Human Relations Committee, Indian Cultural Center and Indian Temple Association.

Ms. Doshi serves on the District IV Legal Ethics Committee and on the advisory boards of Inspiring South Asian American Women, the New Jersey Leadership Program, the Asian American Alliance in South Jersey and the North South Foundation. In 2020, she was appointed to the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors.

She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from Babson College.

Cedrick T. Fulton

Cedrick T. Fulton is an accomplished executive with an impressive +20-year career that includes advancement into increasingly demanding leadership roles. Throughout his career, he's earned a reputation as a passionate inspirational motivator who leads by example through focused consistency, integrity and innovative thinking. With a wealth of executive-level experience, he is as much at home directing smooth daily operations as he is in driving change. He brings game-changing perspectives to the table due to his experience/expertise working across large organizations. He is a proven thought leader and change catalyst who knows how to maximize the achievement of business goals to deliver concrete results. He's a consummate executive known for creating an engaged and cohesive workplace built on a foundation of collaboration, trust, and commitment and that engenders a natural focus on customer service.

Most recently with the New York Transportation Authority, Cedrick made key contributions, serving as the President of the Triborough, Bridge & Tunnel Authority (TBTA). Most notably, he led the final implementation of an all-electronic tolling system that serves 1 million customers daily, collects $2 billion in annual revenue, improved travel time by 32%, and reduced toll plaza collision rate by 41%. Also, he propelled the completion of $500M of Super Storm Sandy Tunnel Restoration Projects to smooth completion at the Hugh L. Carey and Queens Midtown tunnels.

Previously as a Director and Deputy Director with the Port Authority of NY & NJ (PANYNJ), Cedrick progressed through the ranks to provide strategic leadership for management and oversight of the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the George Washington, Outerbridge Crossing, Goethals, and Bayonne Bridges. He also oversaw one of world's busiest bus terminals-Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) as well as the George Washington Bridge Bus Station. His accomplishments include leading a departmental 10-year, $10B mega-capital program, including the new Goethals and Bayonne bridges.

Prior to this, Cedrick began his career with the Port Authority of NY & NJ, progressing through a series of general management positions. In customer-oriented, operations-based, and logistics-focused roles, Cedrick aggressively pursued ways to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and/or enhance customer service.

Earlier in his career Cedrick worked for the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA), as the Director, Contract Administration and for the New Jersey, Division of Building & Construction (DBC) as a Contract Administrator. Cedrick served 8 years in the United States Air Force.

Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Saint Leo College in Tampa, FL, Cedrick went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University in Newark, NJ, where he was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1997.

Also, noteworthy, Cedrick has served on the Board of Directors for the International Bridge Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) and for TRANSCOM (Transportation Operations Coordination Committee). He is active in his local church and he is an avid photographer, who enjoys photographing landscapes, wildlife, and environmental portraits. Cedrick is married to his wife Lisa of thirty-six years and they have two adult children.

Bob Gordon

Bob Gordon was confirmed as a member of the NJ Transit Board of Directors on January 13, 2020. He also serves as one of five commissioners of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) which he joined in April of 2018. The BPU regulates all investor-owned utilities in the state to ensure that they provide their services in a safe and reliable manner and at a reasonable cost. Under Governor Murphy the BPU is playing the lead role in advancing policies aimed at expanding the state's reliance on renewable energy and improving the resilience of the electrical grid.

Prior to his appointment to the BPU, Mr. Gordon had served more than 14 years in the Legislature, ten of those in the Senate where he attained the positions of Majority Conference Leader, and Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, the Legislative Manufacturing Caucus and the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee. While chairman of the latter, he conducted extensive investigatory hearings on deficiencies at New Jersey Transit. Senator Gordon was the original prime sponsor of the law that imposed new standards of accountability and transparency on the NJ Transit Board. The legislation, which was signed by Governor Murphy on December 20, 2018, restructured the board, imposed new oversight responsibilities on board members and expanded public input prior to significant changes in service.

Mr. Gordon's career has spanned the public and private sectors. In his public career, he has served at every level of government. His first job was at the President's Council on Environmental Quality, and during his early career in Washington he worked on the economics staff of the Brookings Institution, a public policy research institution, and later, at the inception of the Congressional Budget Office, joined that agency as an analyst. At the state and local levels, Mr. Gordon served as an aide to Governor Jim Florio and spent ten years as Mayor and Council Member of the Borough of Fair Lawn. He is the author of Governing New Jersey, a 300-page book describing the skill requirements of key executive branch positions. In 2018, InsiderNJ.com ranked him #2 in its list of 100 top policymakers in Trenton.

Mr. Gordon's business career is equally diverse. Much of his private sector work was with large management consulting firms, where he led engagements focused on strategic planning and improving organizational effectiveness. He conducted assignments for Fortune 1000 clients in the U.S. and Europe, and later, worked with the nation's largest hospital consulting firm. He managed the family textile factory in Paterson, New Jersey, and most recently, worked as a broker with one of the largest commercial real estate organizations.

Mr. Gordon earned his undergraduate degree in political economy and environmental studies from Williams College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. He also has a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA in finance and health care management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Gordon resides in Fair Lawn with his wife Gail, an attorney.

Richard A. Maroko

Richard A. Maroko is Recording Secretary and General Counsel of the Hotel Trades Council (HTC), AFL-CIO. HTC represents almost 40,000 workers in the hotel and gaming industries across New Jersey and New York.

During his almost 20 years with HTC, Mr. Maroko has distinguished himself as a fierce advocate for workers. He has negotiated hundreds of ground-breaking labor contracts, including bargaining the union's master contract, valued at over $2.5 Billion per year. Mr. Maroko also directs the union's operations in New Jersey, where HTC recently tripled its membership and won the first ever state-wide master contract in the hotel industry.

As a civically active New Jersey resident, and as a commuter who relies on NJ TRANSIT's Montclair-Boonton Line, Mr. Maroko is committed to seeing meaningful and permanent improvements to NJ TRANSIT operations across the state.

Mr. Maroko graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers College, earned a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and later received a Master's degree in Labor and Employment Law, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law School. He was a long-time adjunct professor of Labor and Employment Law at Queens College, and is currently on the Board of Cornell University's Center for Innovative Hospitality and Employment Relations.

Mr. Maroko is the son of Polish and Brazilian immigrants. He currently resides in Montclair with his wife, Chanon, and is the proud father of Maria, Zoe, and Isabel.

Elizabeth Maher Muoio - State Treasurer

Elizabeth Maher Muoio was officially sworn in as State Treasurer on April 17, 2018 after being confirmed by the State Senate. She had been serving as Acting State Treasurer since Gov. Murphy assumed office on January 16, 2018.

Prior to joining the administration of Gov. Murphy, she had served as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 15th Legislative District in Mercer and Hunterdon counties since February of 2015. Full Bio

Shanti Narra

Shanti Narra was born in Hyderabad, India and immigrated to the U.S. with her family when she was two years old. She was raised in North Brunswick, New Jersey where she attended public school and graduated from high school in 1985. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1989 majoring in International Law. Ms. Narra continued her education in Washington, D.C. and received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. 

After a brief stint in the private sector, Ms. Narra began a long career as a public defender with the Legal Aid Society in New York City. As a senior staff attorney, she tried many complicated criminal cases. During her years as a staff attorney she was also very active in her union, the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA). Ms. Narra served in multiple Executive Board positions first as Junior Attorney Representative, Attorneys of Color Representative and finally several terms as Union Vice-President for Manhattan. After 10 years on staff, she joined management as a supervising attorney.
    
In 2004 Ms. Narra moved back to her hometown of North Brunswick (commuting back and forth to New York for her work by bus).  One of the first things she did upon settling in New Jersey once again was to get involved civically, which initially entailed joining the North Brunswick Democratic Social Club. She went on to become a Democratic Committeewoman (a position she still holds today). Later, she was appointed to the Township Planning Board. In 2009 she won a seat on the North Brunswick Town Council. She subsequently won re-election to the Council in 2012 and then again in 2015.

In 2015, she was appointed by the Middlesex County Democratic Chairman to serve as Parliamentarian of the County Democratic Organization where she presided over and chaired the County Committee Meetings. In October 2016, Ms. Narra was appointed by the County Committee to fill a vacancy on the Board of Chosen Freeholders. With that appointment, Ms. Narra became New Jersey’s first South Asian Freeholder. In November 2017, she successfully won a one-year term. Then in November of 2018, she won a full three-year term.

Ms. Narra also serves as a Board Member of Jewish Family Services, the Puerto Rican Action Board, The North Brunswick Friends of the Library Board and is one of the founders and current Advisory Board Members of Inspiring Asian American Women (ISAAW) - a group dedicated to increasing the participation of this demographic in civic engagement. Ms. Narra is a member of the North Brunswick Township Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). 

David A. Rasmussen

David A. Rasmussen was appointed to the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors in January 2020. He currently holds positions as both Legislative Representative and Delegate for SMART-TD Local 60. With over 30 years of experience as a certified Conductor, he is qualified on all NJ TRANSIT Newark Division lines.

He holds a Certificate in Outstanding Service SMART-TD First Transportation Division Convention, a Certificate of Achievement 25 Years of Dedicated Service to NJ TRANSIT, a Certificate of Outstanding Service, U.T.U., 11th Quadrennial Convention, and a National Mediation Board Certificate of Training - Interest-Based Bargaining. He is qualified in P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Training - the understanding of new and proactive strategies for the post 9/11 era, and he was recognized as a standout in NJ TRANSIT's Star Program for Outstanding Customer Service.

Brian T. Wilton - Governor's Representative

Brian T. Wilton serves as Deputy Chief Counsel of the Authorities Unit, which provides oversight of the governance and operations of more than 50 independent State and bi-state agencies on behalf of the Governor.

Prior to joining state government, Brian was a practicing civil litigation attorney and municipal prosecutor. In addition to legal practice, he served as a councilman and Mayor in the Borough of Lake Como from 2005 until 2018. In conjunction with his municipal service Wilton was an active member of the New Jersey League of Municipalities legislative committee.

He holds a B.A. in History with a minor in Political Science from the University of Scranton and a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.