Gov. Christopher Christie has appointed new leaders for the New Jersey Department of Transportation and New Jersey Transit. The new commissioner of NJDOT is James Simpson, a New Yorker who started his transportation career in the trucking business. He was also Federal Transit Administrator from 2006 to 2009 in the Bush Administration. The commissioner of NJDOT is also chair of the board of NJT. The new executive director is James Weinstein, who served as NJDOT commissioner in the previous Republican administration in Trenton. He continued his career with contractors DMJM-Harris and AECOM during the McGreevy, Codey, and Corzine administrations.