Joseph Bertoni Serving as New Jersey DOT Acting Commissioner

AASHTO Journal, 20 June 2014

According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation website, Joseph Bertoni is currently serving as the department’s acting commissioner, filling the position left by James Simpson. Simpson announced his departure last month and officially stepped down on June 6 to return to the private sector (see related AASHTO Journal story here).

Bertoni has spent more than 25 years in the transportation industry with experience in engineering, planning, and administration. He most recently served as NJDOT deputy director, though he has been with the department since 1988, when he started in the Division of Bridge Design. Since then, he has served as a project manager in NJDOT’s Capital Program Management unit, executive assistant to three commissioners, and as NJDOT chief of staff.

Bertoni, a licensed Professional Engineer in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Widener University.

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