The mission of the Transportation SIG is to share and address the latest policy and technical information, as well as covering new ideas in transportation policy, planning, environmental, design, construction, maintenance, operation, and management of transportation resources.

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As the 44th President of the United States (Barack Hussein Obama) indicated throughout his terms in office, a safe, efficient, and well-functioning transportation system is critical to America’s economic future. Our nation's economy relies on our transportation system to move people and goods safely, facilitate commerce, attract and retain businesses, and support jobs

Our goals are to:
  • Increase the number of nation’s Black Transportation Engineers
  • Improve America's roads, bridges, transit systems, railways, and aviation systems
  • Support sustainable infrastructure projects critical for long-term growth
  • Enhance public safety
  • Spur job creation
  • Innovate to improve the way federal dollars are spent

The Transportation SIG was formed so that Professionals and Collegiate Engineers would meet within their respective specialty areas to share experiences and address ideas and stories of innovation in the Transportation industries. This community on MyNSBE provides that platform, so we hope you utilize it to start discussions and exchange expertise. We look forward to working with you to achieve our collective goals.


About the Transportation SIG Director

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Lifetime Member #229

2014 - 2015 NSBE Golden Torch Technologist of the Year Award Recipient

Principal, Chief Bridge Engineer and Regional Transportation Manager of CT Consultants, Inc. of Columbus Ohio. He has more than 31 years’ combined experience involving highway bridge structures and transportation projects including consulting engineering, structural design, construction document preparation, client management, QA/QC reviews, peer review, business development and project management. His diversity of work has given him the opportunity to lead, oversee, and participate on multi-disciplined teams for transportation design projects. Taj received both his BECE and MECE degrees in Structural Engineering from the City College of New York of the City University of New York. Taj earned his Professional Engineering Licenses in the States of New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. He is currently the Director of NSBE Professionals Transportation Special Interest Group (SIG) and Vice-chair of the Region IV Central Ohio NSBE Professionals Chapter.

For more information about the Transportation SIG, please contact

Tajudeen (Taj) Bakare P.E., M.ASCE
transportationdirector@nsbe.org