James D. Adams

Board Member at NJ Transit

James D. Adams, PE is Vice President for KS Engineers, the largest minority-owned engineering firm in New Jersey. A licensed Professional Engineer, Mr. Adams has held leadership positions at key public-sector agencies, including the Garden State Parkway, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, City of Newark, and New Jersey Schools Development Authority. He has led critical building and infrastructure projects in the region, including the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport Redevelopment, Newark Prudential Center, Newark City Subway/Light Rail, and the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project. Mr. Adams holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Villanova University, and a Master's of Science in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.He has served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee - 8th Congressional District, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority. He is the recipient of the ASCE Government Engineer of Year Award, and the Newark Regional Business Partnership Transportation Leadership Award. Mr. Adams is a lifelong New Jersey resident, and currently resides in West Orange, New Jersey.


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