Executive Director: More Changes Coming to NJT

Aside from announcing that Quiet Commute Cars will soon be offered on trains to and from Hoboken during midday hours on weekdays, New Jersey Transit Executive Director Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim said there are some other changes coming to the agency soon.

The NJT Board will meet twice during the evening this year: on Thursday, May 15, and again in September. The May meeting will begin at 6:00 pm and take place at NJT Headquarters in Newark (map). At last month’s Board meeting, Coalition Communications Director Donald Winship requested that NJT schedule some Board meetings during evening hours, and the Coalition supported his request.

In addition, the Executive Director’s Reports from Board meetings will be available on NJT’s web site, www.njtransit.com, and the site will soon contain a library of documents about transit. Hakim also said that NJT will produce a fleet plan, detailing how the agency will use its equipment, and that she would meet with rider advocates on a quarterly basis. She met with representatives from the Lackawanna Coalition, the New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers (NJ-ARP), and NJT’s Senior Citizens and Disabled Residents Transportation Advisory Committee (SCDRTAC) on March 14th, less than two weeks after she took over the job as Executive Director of NJT.

The Coalition has been advocating for more transparency and openness at NJT for several years.