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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Micah Rasmussen

RELEASE: October 1, 2002

David J. Goldberg
Transportation Building Dedicated Today

Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox today joined family, friends and associates of former Transportation Commissioner David J. Goldberg to dedicate the NJDOT Main Office Building in his honor.

“New Jersey was the first state in the nation to create a Transportation Department. Our State was blessed with the vision of Governor Richard Hughes to select David Goldberg to steer our State’s infrastructure development,” the Governor said. “Today’s dedication honors the memory of someone who cared deeply about New Jersey and worked tirelessly for many long years on behalf of our citizens.”

“Dave Goldberg was not only a first-rate transportation expert, but he also brought to the job vision, hard work, and an innate ability to bring people together and forge a consensus,” Commissioner Fox said. “He was one of the first to recognize that planning and reliable funding are the linchpins for quality transportation and smart growth. He also cared deeply about Trenton, and always remain committed to our capital city.”

Former Commissioner Goldberg passed away on June 18, 2001. He was New Jersey’s first Transportation Commissioner, and served from 1966 to 1970. He was Chairman of the N.J. Turnpike Authority from 1990 to 1994 and a member of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, the Delaware River Port Authority, and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.

Mr. Goldberg was a member of the law firm Drinker, Biddle and Shanley of Princeton, and lectured on transportation and government at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Princeton’s Woodrow Willson School of Public and International Affairs. Actively involved in pottery, he was a member of the Potteries of Trenton Society.

“Dave Goldberg made his mark on transportation in these very offices. It’s a wonderful tribute to his legacy that the Main Office Building for the NJDOT is named in his honor,” said Commissioner Fox.

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