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NJIT President Joel S. Bloom was honored on May 12 by the Newark Regional Business Partnership (NRBP) as a leader in promoting the university's commitment to research and improvement in transportation. >>
Colette Santasieri, PhD, director of strategic initiatives at NJIT, will be a speaker at the Somerset County Business Partnership's “Showcasing Somerset County's Economic Competitiveness” event being held on June 7.  >>
Infrastructure Planning students from the College of Architecture and Design at NJIT made a public presentation at the City of Hackensack Council Meeting on May 7. >>
NJIT Professor Mengchu Zhou, of Basking Ridge, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) based on his distinguished scientific contributions to a variety of research areas in the field of electrical and computer engineering.  >>
The controversial issues behind the building of high speed rail lines in China will be the topic of conversation next week when NJIT Associate Professor Rongfang (Rachel) Liu takes the stage at the annual 91st Transportation Research Board (TRB) conference.  >>
NJIT mourns the passing this weekend of Fe'Tia Daniels, Business Manager for the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.  >>
Drew Terpenning and Shengyan Gao, graduate students in NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the 2010 New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Outstanding Student in Transportation Award last week at the 12th Annual NJDOT Research Showcase at Rutgers University. >>
NJIT students aim to improve the quality of life in New Jersey and there is no better indication of the scope of these efforts than the remarkable range of student research projects entered in the recent annual Dana Knox Student Research Showcase. >>
The public is invited to a counter-terrorism symposium tomorrow at NJIT from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The forum will focus on ways to secure schools, health and transportation facilities, protect customs, borders and port security, strengthen emergency response times and more.   >>
The Emerald Literati Network has awarded a 2008 honor to NJIT School of Management Professor Hindy Lauer Schachter for excellence based on her contributions as a reviewer in 2007 to the Journal of Management History.   >>
Transportation planners from Houston, Texas recently commended NJIT researchers for enabling them to make better use of a technology product developed to assist in the transportation project funding process known as the Transportation, Economic and Land-Use System or TELUS. >>
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U.S. Rep. Donald Young, of Alaska (at right) met early today with NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, Congressional leaders from New Jersey, and senior transportation officials to discuss renewal of a major transportation funding package that could benefit New Jersey. The legislation is known as the Federal TEA-LU transportation bill. With the U.S. Senate's recent approval of a $295 billion spending bill, the package moves to a conference committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Young, who is chairman of the transportation committee in the House, has also been named chairman of this key committee. Following the meeting at NJIT, a special luncheon honoring Young was held in Newark. In 2003, Altenkirch was named to a Blue Ribbon Transportation Commission to benefit New Jersey. In 2004, the Commission made recommendations to federal legislators regarding transportation funding and priorities.  >>
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New Jersey's drivers have grown so accustomed to traffic that they don't even recognize a congested road when they see one. But that doesn't mean their commutes are stress free. In an on-line survey of nearly 1,400 drivers, 96 percent said they felt stress while driving to work. >>
Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Robert Lettiere recently appointed New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) President Robert A. Altenkirch, Ph.D., to a seven-member, Blue Ribbon Transportation Commission. The Commission, chaired by Lettiere, will make recommendations to the legislature within one year regarding transportation funding and priorities. The information will help the State renew the Transportation Trust Fund that expires in 2004. >>