NJT Names New Executive Director

Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim replaced James W. Weinstein as New Jersey Transit’s Executive Director on March 1. She was hired at a special meeting of the NJT Board on Feb. 24, although neither she nor Weinstein were present.  Commissioner James S. Simpson praised her, and advocates hoped for positive changes at NJT.  They included this writer, other members of the Lackawanna Coalition, and members of the New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers (NJ-ARP).  Simpson said that Hakim would meet with our organizations soon.  We look forward to the opportunity to express our concerns and suggestions to her, as well as to learn about her plans for NJT and its riders.