New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett (left) hold a press conference in Secaucus on the need for long-term and sustainable revenues to rebuild NJ TRANSIT. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and NJTRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett (left) held a pressconference in Secaucus on the need for long-term and sustainablerevenues to rebuild NJ TRANSIT.

SECAUCUS, NJ—At a press conference here on Thursday, New JerseyGov. Phil Murphy highlighted increased investment in NJ TRANSIT anda commitment to bring attention to turn around operations of thetransit agency after what he termed was nearly a decade ofneglect.

The governor was joined at the press conference by New JerseyDepartment of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccettiand NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett. Among theimprovements cited at the press event were increased funding,engineer recruitment and attention to customer experience that havealready resulted in restoring reliability through a reduction incancellations and improvement in on-time performance.

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John Jordan

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