On June 1st, 2021 the New Yok City’s Department of Design and Construction’s Senior Traffic Engineer Asheque Rahman was selected as an Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Young Leader to Follow for 2021.
ITE is an international membership association of transportation professionals who work to improve mobility and safety for transportation system users and help build smart and livable communities. The ITE committee is comprised of transportation professionals including transportation engineers, transportation planners, consultants, educators, and researchers. ITE has a network of over 16,000 members in 78 countries. Asheque Rahman has been a member of ITE since 2008 and has been an active participant as ITE’s Metropolitan Section’s current Treasurer, affiliate of the ITE STEM Committee, and past chair of the ITE Urban Goods Movement Standing Committee. Mr. Rahman has over 13 years of experience in traffic and transportation engineering, planning, supply chain logistics and emerging technology.
Senior Traffic Engineer Asheque Rahman stated, “I am humbled to have been selected for the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) inaugural class of Young Leaders to Follow. It is an honor to be recognized for making a difference at the International, District, and Section levels of ITE, contributing to the transportation industry. I am thankful to be part of this amazing organization with such passionate community of transportation professionals.”
“I was not surprised to hear Asheque was the recipient of this prestigious award. He has been a long-time partner with STEAM’s high school summer internship program, our ACE Mentor Program and Lunch and Learn series. Time and time again Asheque has proven himself to be not only a talented engineering professional, but also a dedicated mentor to scores of students and younger professionals. He has set the bar high for students who aspire to be the next generation of traffic engineers of our great city. We are very proud of him!” stated Lee Llambelis, Deputy Commissioner for Community Partnerships and STEAM Initiatives.
As an alumnus of City College, Mr. Rahman has shaped many young minds through his initiatives and presentations through networking events and partnership with the City College Career and Professional Development Institute. As an advocate for young people, Mr. Rahman also serves as an advisor to the City College of Technology’s Civil Engineering Club (American Society of Civil Engineers) and is on the advisory board of the High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture.
The 2021 Young Leaders to Follow are a cohort of 20 transportation professionals under the age of 35 who have exhibited leadership and innovation in advancing the transportation industry in educating the next generation of transportation professionals. Recipients are chosen based upon their experience and professional success by the ITE councils and committees.
About the NYC Department of Design and Construction
The Department of Design and Construction is the City’s primary capital construction project manager. In supporting Mayor de Blasio’s long-term vision of growth, sustainability, resiliency, equity and healthy living, DDC provides communities with new or renovated public buildings such as such as firehouses, libraries, police precincts, and new or upgraded roads, sewers and water mains in all five boroughs. To manage this $15.5 billion portfolio, DDC partners with other City agencies, architects and consultants, whose experience bring efficient, innovative and environmentally-conscious design and construction strategies to City projects. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/ddc