About Us

About Us

Kisnn Associates Inc. is a service organization focused on Transportation Operations, Transportation Planning, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Work Zone Planning activities. Our company is SBE/MBE certified by the state of New Jersey and approved by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The goal at Kisnn Associates Inc. is to be the most customer-centric transportation planning company. We aim to provide our clients with the highest quality of service.

“Your Goal is Our Mission” -- Our mission declares the purpose of the company and serves as the standard against which we weigh our actions.

Our Team

Sanjay Patel

President

Chip Eibel

Operations Lead

Tom Batz

Consultant

Jim Hadden

Consultant

Team

Sanjay Patel

Sanjay Patel has 30 plus years of experience in Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO). He has extensive experience managing a 24/7/365 Operations Center (TMC/TOS), Data Analytics, Traveler Information and Transportation Management Systems, System Maintenance, Operations Planning and inter-agency coordination.

As Chief Operating Officer and Director of Operations at TRANSCOM, he was responsible for overseeing the 24/7/365 Regional Operations Information Center and the Regional Construction Coordination program,

In addition, he led the implementation efforts of the major ITS and Traveler Information systems into Regional Operations.

He also played a key role in the planning, development, and implementation, of TRANSCOM’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) program which helped data collection, data sharing, data integration, and data analysis for transportation management and traveler information systems.

Once deployed, he worked with the TRANSCOM regional transportation partners to develop a long-term maintenance and operations program to ensure that the ITS systems could be updated and enhanced to keep up with the ever-changing technology advancements in the transportation industry

He also has extensive experience working with and coordinating the efforts of key transportation professionals from traffic and transit agencies, as well as, public safety and law enforcement agencies throughout the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut metropolitan region.

Sanjay received his Associates of Science Degree from the City University of New York and lives in Monroe Township in New Jersey with his wife, Shilpa. They have two sons.

Team

Chip Eibel

Henry “Chip” Eibel, retired as the Director of Operations for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority in August of 2018. In this position he managed both the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway.

Chip has over 28 years of experience dealing with traffic management centers, traffic engineering and design, operations safety and planning, as well as, emergency services.

He is a well-recognized and respected transportation operations and technology professional. During his career with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, he earned the trust and confidence of the agency executives, leadership, as well as, the staff.

Chip also has extensive experience working closely with all the traffic and transit transportation agencies throughout the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut metropolitan region.

He earned their trust, confidence and respect by working together to solve complex transportation related issues, like Super Bowl XVII, Hurricane Sandy and other events that had an impact on the region’s transportation network.

Chip is also a specialist in Emergency Services. Because of this experience he ensured that state and local public safety and law enforcement agencies throughout the region were brought to the table during the discussion of projects that may impact the local communities.

Prior to working for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, he was in law enforcement. He has also been a volunteer fireman in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, for the past 40 years and remains very active today. He has held many executive positions during this time including Chief Officer for 6 years and President for 10 years.

Since 1983, he has been a member of the Point Pleasant First Aid & Emergency Squad and is considered a life member.

Chip lives in Point Pleasant, New Jersey with his wife Kirstie and son, Jack Henry.

Team

Tom Batz

Tom Batz has over 40 years of experience in transportation and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

While Deputy Executive Director/Chief Technology Officer at TRANSCOM, he was responsible for overseeing the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance and operation of TRANSCOM’s multi-million dollar federally funded Intelligent Transportation Systems program.

These programs dealt with transportation data collection, sharing, integration, and analysis for transportation management and traveler information systems.

He also has a vast amount of experience working with and coordinating efforts of key professionals from both traffic and transit agencies as well as public safety agencies throughout the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut metropolitan region

He has chaired key data and technology working groups within ITS New Jersey and the I-95 Corridor Coalition. He has also served on the ITS New Jersey and ITS New York Boards and has been honored by both organizations by being selected to their respective Halls of Fame.

Tom received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

He lives in Burlington, New Jersey with his wife Terri. Aside from transportation, he keeps himself busy following his grand kids' sporting activities and keeping his gardens green.

Team

Jim Hadden

Jim has over 30 years of public sector experience in advanced traveler information, data analytics, Transportation Systems Management and Operations and Planning, as well as, communications and public relations.

During his career, Jim was the Project Manager for:

  • The development and deployment of New Jersey’s 511 Traveler Information Program;
  • The creation, validation and integration of New Jersey’s travel times on Dynamic Message Boards (DMS) along New Jersey’s limited access highways, including the NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Port Authority river crossings.
  • He also worked closely with the Metropolitan Planning Organizations and the Bureau of Commuter/Mobility Strategies on the use and assimilation of the TSM&O data as an additional tool for the development of short and long-term planning strategies and analysis.
  • Managed the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Traffic Signal Optimization Program;
  • Played a key role in the creation of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s ITS Resource Center with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
  • During his tenure in Governor Whitman’s Administration he managed the day-to-day television and radio broadcast communication activities to ensure maximum exposure for the Governor.

He also worked closely with other Governor's Office staff members, members of the legislature, their staff, and other state departments to ensure a cohesive delivery of key messages.

He participated in the planning and execution of a wide range of national, regional and local public and private events which included bill signings, press conferences and briefings, photo opportunities, fund-raisers and media tours.

Jim is currently, Treasurer of ITS New Jersey and is a member of ITS New York.

Jim earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York and lives in Hamilton Square New Jersey.

Together, we create vibrant projects and dynamic experiences.

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