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Employee Spotlight - Bus and Rail Operations

It's confirmed - NJ TRANSIT has an amazing team of employees! We recently launched a new initiative called "Employee Spotlight" that features employees from each of our departments throughout the year. You may see some of them on your train or bus while others work behind the scenes to enhance your customer experience.

In this issue of FYI, we are featuring Bus and Rail operations employees who are making a difference.

Bus Operations

Four members of our Bus Service Planning Team were Employee Spotlight winners. Jay Tomlinson, Lian Phua-Cinque, Chris Payne and Devakaran Hunt (left to right in photo below) were recently recognized for implementing a special project at three of our bus garages in April 2015. Using a new computer software module, Jay, Lian, Chris and Devakaran successfully modified the way we schedule work for 36 bus routes, helping us achieve significant cost savings without making changes to the actual bus schedules for those routes.

NJ TRANSIT will be using the programming parameters developed by this team to help us identify potential efficiencies at other bus garages - ultimately helping our customers and taxpayers.

Rail Operations

For those of you who ride the Northeast Corridor or North Jersey Coast Line, Conductor Ian Worrell (in photo below) may be a familiar face. Since 1987, Ian has received numerous commendations for his work ethic and attitude, bringing smiles to the faces of his customers and fellow employees.

Ian also won international acclaim in the 1990s when he was part of a team of employees who won the American Public Transportation Association's International Rail Roadeo competition, and was hand-picked to help the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority during the 1996 Olympic Games. Ian also served our country for more than 20 years in the U.S. Navy Reserves and Army National Guard, including a deployment during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2008 to 2009. We salute Ian for his devotion to service, both in the military and to his customers!

You will read more about our dedicated employees in upcoming issues of FYI!

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