Martin Robins

Martin E. Robins

Director Emeritus of Voorhees Transportation Center

Martin E. Robins has almost 40 years transportation of experience in the field of transportation planning and policy. He was the director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University, served as a Senior Fellow and is now Director Emeritus. He founded the Center’s predecessor organization, the Transportation Policy Institute in 1998. At Rutgers he wrote studies, reports and articles on the organization of intercity rail, transportation finance, transit-oriented development, freight policy and pedestrian safety. Before coming to Rutgers University, from 1994 to 1998, he was Project Director of Access to the Region’s Core, a joint planning venture of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and NJ TRANSIT that examined the need for a new trans-Hudson passenger rail tunnel. Mr. Robins served as Director of NJ TRANSIT’s Waterfront Transportation Office from 1988 to 1994. In this capacity he oversaw the planning of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line, a successful project that now carries more than 20,000 people a day and is shaping the development along the Hudson County waterfront. He served as Director of Planning and Development for the Port Authority of NY & NJ from 1983 to 1987, where he conducted studies of trans-Hudson transportation and freight movement. In 1979, he assisted NJ Commissioner of Transportation Louis J. Gambaccini in the founding of NJ Transit.