Please join ITE Met Section for a panel discussion on public, private, and academic careers in transportation, with a focus on professionals who have transferred between these three sectors. We will be discussing how our four panelists have navigated job changes and career transitions to rise as leaders and visionaries in the transportation field.

Our four panelists include Janet Jenkins of the New York City Department of Transportation, Douglas Das of the New York State Department of Transportation, Brad Miller of the consulting firm Michael Baker International, and Joseph Chow, professor at New York University. The panel will be moderated by Lu Ding of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, a former president of ITE Met Section in 2020.


President Marvin Souza Remarks
Introduction to the Panelists
Lu Ding, PE, PTOE
  • Lu Ding, PE, PTOE (Project Engineer at New Jersey Turnpike Authority)

    Lu Ding, PE, PTOE

    Project Engineer at New Jersey Turnpike Authority

    Lu Ding, P.E., PTOE is a Project Engineer at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. She has 15 years of diverse experience in traffic and transportation engineering, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and land development. She received a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China and a Master’s degree in transportation engineering from Rutgers University, New Jersey. Prior to her transition into the public sector, Lu had 10 years of experience working in private consulting firms. Lu is an active member of several professional organizations. In 2021, she serves as the Past President of the ITE Met Section.

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Panel Discussion and Q&A
Joseph ChowDouglas DasJanet JenkinsBrad Miller
  • Joseph Chow (Assistant Professor)

    Joseph Chow

    Assistant Professor
  • Douglas Das (Deputy Regional Emergency Manager at NYS Department of Transportation)

    Douglas Das

    Deputy Regional Emergency Manager at NYS Department of Transportation
  • Janet Jenkins (Assistant Commissioner, Transit Development at NYC DOT)

    Janet Jenkins

    Assistant Commissioner, Transit Development at NYC DOT
  • Brad Miller (Dept Manager at Michael Baker International)

    Brad Miller

    Dept Manager at Michael Baker International
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Brad Miller
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