In his current role, Michael Lysicatos specializes in the use of GIS and other technologies to develop urban design solutions that integrate land use and transportation decisions to reflect municipal priorities established through local coordination and robust public participation. He is the chairman of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s Regional Transportation Advisory Committee. He has led numerous visioning workshops in partnership with local municipalities. One of the most comprehensive planning efforts he completed through the department was development of the Transportation Element of the Passaic County Master Plan, which addresses all aspects of the transportation system with strategies that support economic development, environmental sustainability and mobility. The plan received a 2013 Smart Growth Award from New Jersey Future.