Media Advisory

May 9, 2001

What: NJIT will host a Transportation Policy Summit, during which two U.S. Senators and six U.S. Congressmen will discuss key issues such as the need for a third passenger railroad tunnel between New Jersey and New York. The Summit is sponsored by the New Jersey Alliance for Action, a non-profit advocacy group.

Who: U.S. Senator Robert Torricelli; U.S. Senator Jon Corzine; Rep. Robert Menendez; Rep.Frank LoBiondo; Rep Bill Pascrell Jr. and Rep. Michael Ferguson, as well as George Warrington, President of Amtrak

When: Monday, May 14, at 8:30 a.m.

Where: The Kupfrian Theater at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. 

Background:Itís the seventh annual Transportation Policy Summit. This yearís focus will be on expanding the role of the Federal government in state transportation. During the Summit, speakers will discuss the future of Amtrak; renewal of federal funding to the stateís transportation budget; the need for a third passenger rail tunnel from New Jersey to New York, as well as the proposed New Jersey International Intermodal Transportation Corridor.

NJIT is a public research university enrolling over 8,200 bachelor's, master's and doctoral students in 80 degree programs through its five colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management and the Albert Dorman Honors College. Research initiatives include manufacturing, microelectronics, multimedia, transportation, computer science, solar astrophysics, environmental engineering and science, and architecture and building science. According to Yahoo! Internet Life magazine rankings, NJIT has been America's most wired public university for three consecutive years.
Contact Information:


Robert Florida
Public Relations, 
(973) 596-5203