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Interview with Louis Gambaccini

Louis Gambaccini, after serving in senior management positions over a 29-year tenure at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey including as head of its PATH rapid transit system, was named by Governor Byrne as commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation at the beginning of the Governor’s second term in 1977. He resigned as commissioner in 1981 to return to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as deputy executive director. In 1988, he was named general manager of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), leaving that position in 1997. Gambaccini also served as director of the National Transit Institute at Rutgers University, senior fellow at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center of Rutgers University, and a member of the Rutgers Board of Trustees. He was a graduate of the University of Connecticut, and held a masters degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Gambaccini passed away on August 19, 2018.

 


Interview on February 7, 2006Transcript available here (pdf)