Director – Planning & Regional Development
Port Authority of NY & NJ
Mary K. Murphy rejoined the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and became the Director of Planning & Regional Development on May 7, 2018. She leads planning efforts for the agency’s Hudson River crossings, airport, ferries and port facilities with an emphasis on economic impacts and forecasting, resiliency and emerging technology impacts and interagency coordination. Prior to that, she began her career at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in 1983 as a trainee in the Engineering Department in the Environmental Unit. She was promoted to Manager of Policy and Intergovernmental Liaison for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in 1990. Her responsibilities included toll and revenue analysis, clean air measure implementation and federal/state policy review.
Ms. Murphy spent 10 years as the Executive Director of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority. The NJTPA is responsible for the annual investment of more than $2.5 billion in transportation improvement projects in the 13 county northern NJ area impacting more than 6.5 million people throughout the region.
Prior to joining the NJTPA, Ms. Murphy was the Deputy Executive Director for Planning and Operations at the NJ Turnpike. Her responsibilities at the Turnpike included oversight of the Toll, Operations and Maintenance departments for both the Garden State Parkway and the NJ Turnpike as well as the strategic planning and annual special project budget for the Authority.
Before her tenure at the Turnpike, Ms. Murphy was the Director of Planning and Community Development for Union County and was the Manager of Transportation Planning for the Louis Berger Group. Ms. Murphy is a licensed planner in the State of New Jersey with more than 30 years of experience in transportation planning and policy in the greater New Jersey/New York metropolitan area. She holds a MS in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas and a BS in Environmental Planning and Design from Rutgers University.