River Crossing Strategy Group

News Item

Contact: Timothy White | Published On: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Murphy Appoints Francis O’Conner as New DOT Commissioner

This week, Governor Phil Murphy announced the appointment of Francis K. O’Conner as the next Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation. O’Conner will replace Diane Scaccetti, who is now serving as Governor Murphy’s Chief of Staff. 

O'Connor began his 40-year career in public and private transportation sectors as a toll collector on the New Jersey Turnpike, eventually rising to the Turnpike Authority's deputy director for electronic toll collections. He has worked throughout New Jersey for companies including Edison-based Atkins, an engineering consultant firm, and Ewing-based Electronic Transaction Consultants.

"With more than four decades of experience working within transportation agencies across the country, Fran is immensely qualified to advance my Administration’s efforts to continue building a transportation system that is more modern and more accessible than ever before," said Governor Murphy.