FLUSHING, N.Y., December 19, 2022 – The New York Mets announced today that Lawrence J. (LJ) Nassivera has been named Vice President of Transportation Strategies. Nassivera will oversee the development of transportation solutions designed to improve mobility, efficiency and safety at Citi Field. He will collaborate with internal and external groups to identify and implement new programs for an improved fan experience with a focus on increasing mass transit usage.
“LJ’s connection to New York extends well beyond his knowledge of the city’s transportation systems,” Mets President Sandy Alderson said. “He also understands the Mets and our fans. LJ and his team will work to make a trip to Citi Field much more seamless.”
Nassivera joins the Mets from Arup, a leading global planning and engineering firm, where he delivered and led multi-disciplinary planning & engineering projects with partner agencies, including the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the New York City Council. He spent nearly 20 years in Arup’s New York office, including the last five as an Associate and leader of the Transportation, Logistics, and Urban Planning team.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to support the most passionate fans in baseball,” Nassivera said. “Using my deep knowledge of New York City transportation, I will help develop a streamlined process to ease congestion, improve access to all transportation modes and minimize frustration so fans can spend more time at Citi Field cheering on the Mets.”
Nassivera earned his M.S. in Transportation Planning and Engineering from Polytechnic University Brooklyn and his B.A. in Geography with a cognate in Urban Planning from the University of South Carolina.