James Weinstein, as Executive Director of NJ Transit, is responsible for the agency's bus, light rail, and commuter rail network. Mr. Weinstein oversees the agency's 10,500-plus employees, and capital and operating budgets totaling more than $3 billion annually.
Prior to being appointed Executive Director in 2010, Mr. Weinstein served as senior vice president of AECOM, a global transportation consulting and engineering firm, since 2002. In that capacity, he was responsible for the firm's highway and bridge projects throughout the United States. Before joining the firm, he was senior vice president of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, the busiest passenger rail line in the nation.
Mr. Weinstein previously served as New Jersey Commissioner of Transportation and Chairman of the NJ Transit Board of Directors from 1998 to 2002. During his tenure, NJ Transit advanced work on system expansion projects including the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, River Line, and the Newark Light Rail extension to Broad Street Station, as well as new stations such as Frank R. Lautenberg Station at Secaucus Junction, Union Station and Montclair State University Station at Little Falls. The agency also introduced new modern light rail vehicles on the Newark Light Rail system, completed the restoration of historic Hoboken Terminal's main waiting room and advanced the Montclair Connection, which enabled Midtown Direct service to begin on the Montclair-Boonton Line.
Mr. Weinstein formerly served as a Vice Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association and is on the advisory board of Rutgers University's Voorhees Transportation Center. He has also served on the boards of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Delaware River Port Authority and New Jersey's toll agencies.
A lifelong resident of New Jersey, Mr. Weinstein holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Seton Hall University and resides in Moorestown with his wife.
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