Summer intern Lunch and learn series.

NJ Transit, in collaboration with Rutgers CAIT, is presenting a series of high-level lectures on planning and engineering topics throughout the summer of 2022, for all NJ Transit interns interested in learning more about transportation and enhancing their internship experience. These talks are designed to provide background on the fundamentals, state of practice, and the state-of-the-art on using GIS for mapping, corrosion monitoring of steel bridges, urban planning, and more.

The presenters include experienced subject matter experts from academia, industry, and transportation agencies.

Each talk is scheduled for 60 to 90 minutes and will begin at 12 noon EST, unless stated otherwise, on the dates listed. Click the links below to register and learn more about these upcoming Lunch & Learn lectures.


Rail Alignment Studies

  • Tuesday, July 19th, 12 noon
  • Taught by Mr. Chris Harding, Senior Technical Advisor-Rail, HNTB Corporation
  • Register here

Civil, structural, rail, and power engineering

  • Wednesday, July 20th, 12 noon
  • Taught by Dr. Amirali Najafi, Research Associate, Rutgers CAIT
  • Register here

Corrosion monitoring of steel bridges

  • Monday, July 25th, 12 noon
  • Taught by Dr. Farhad Ansari, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Register here

Urban planning – Fundamentals

  • Wednesday, July 27th, 12 noon
  • Taught by Dr. Michael Smart, Associate Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
  • Register here

Light Rail Alignment Studies

  • Wednesday, August 3rd, 12 noon
  • Taught by Mr. Evan Griffiths, Senior Track Engineer, WSP
  • Register here

ZEB/ZEV infrastructure and fleet engineering

  • Friday, August 5th, 12 noon
  • Taught by Dr. Hao Wang, Associate Professor, Rutgers & Mr. Steven Jenks, Principal Technologist, Jacobs
  • Register here

Scheduling and Planning Service

  • Wednesday, August 10th, 12 noon
  • Taught by Mr. Matthew Palzkill, Senior Transportation Engineer, Jacobs
  • Register here

Fundamentals of Asset Investment Planning

  • Monday, August 22nd, 12 noon
  • Taught by Mr. Mahmoud Halfawy, Founder, Infrastructure Data Solutions
  • Register here

Meet our Speakers

Dan Barone, Ph.D.
Dr. Dan Barone
Mr. Chris Harding
Dr. Amirali Najafi
NJ Transit Summer Intern Lunch & Learn Lecture Series
Dr. Farhad Ansari
Mr. Evan Griffiths
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Dr. Hao Wang
Dr. Michael Smart
Dr. Mahmoud Halfawy