ITSNJ Annual Awards

The awards recognize notable New Jersey projects, firms, programs, and individuals who have contributed substantially to the advancement of ITS technologies to improve surface transportation efficiency, safety, and mobility.

Awards are presented each year at the ITSNJ Annual Meeting. Each year the awards solicitation opens approximately 12 weeks in advance of the Annual Meeting, with all nominations received no later than 5-6 weeks, allowing time for the review committee to review and score all nominations.

Award Nominations are Currently OPEN!
Deadline to Submit an Award Nomination: EXTENDED TO September 21st

Public Agency Official, Professional, and Young Professional Awards selections will be evaluated using the following criterion: 

  • Notable Accomplishment
  • Excellence of Achievement
  • Contribution to ITS Community
  • Involvement with ITSNJ or other Professional Organizations

Outstanding Project/Program selections will be evaluated using the following criterion: 

  • Uniqueness/Originality of Innovation
  • Demonstrated Need
  • Social or Economic Sustainability
  • Future Value to the Engineering Profession and Perception by the Public

More details on each Award Category is available by clicking the specific category below. Please direct any questions about the Awards Program to the Awards Committee at [email protected].

ITSNJ Awards 2021

JohnWardHOFAwardHall of Fame

An individual who has contributed significantly to advancing ITS in New Jersey throughout his/her/their careers. This prestigious award is selected by the Executive Committee.
2021 Award Winner: John D. Ward


Bobowsky_POAwardPublic Agency Official

An elected or appointed official who has contributed significantly to advancing ITS in New Jersey. Public employees are also eligible within the category.
2021 Award Winner: Theodore Bobowsky, PE, PMP, PTOE


Professional AwardITSNJ Professional

An individual who has advanced ITS significantly in New Jersey.
2021 ITS Professional Award: Uzo Mangar


ITSNJYPAwardITSNJ Young Professional

An individual, 35 years of age or younger, who has advanced ITS in New Jersey.
2021 ITSNJ Young Professional Award: Melvin H. Jones, Jr.


Outstanding Project or Program

A project or program employing or advancing ITS technologies; including infrastructure, plans, research, management, or other significant innovation.

2021 Outstanding Project Award - Regional/Statewide Agencies Design:
"Data-Enabled Experimental Commuter Journey" - NJ Transit

2021 Outstanding Project Award - Regional/Statewide Agencies Construction/Implementation:
"Weather Savvy Roads (WSR) Project" - NJDOT

For a complete listing of past award winners, click here