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Guidelines for Schools and
Community Groups When Requesting a Speaker
 
 
Purpose
 
This document summarizes the process that a school or community organization must follow when requesting an NJ TRANSIT speaker. Each of the steps is covered more in detail below. NJ TRANSIT will attempt to accommodate all requests, but can not guarantee participation.
 
Educational Visits
 
Speakers are available to make a presentation to any school or community group on a wide range of transit topics. There is no fee associated with any speaking engagement.
 
Finding A Speaker
 
Anyone interested in having an NJ TRANSIT representative come to their school or community group must complete a Speaker Request Form. Click here for a copy of the form.
 
Next Steps
 
Once the Speaker Request Form is received, NJ TRANSIT will process it as soon as possible. Please allow a minimum of three to four week's notice for presentations to give us sufficient time to schedule the speaker. If possible, provide two to three open dates. We will try to honor the request, but it is contingent upon our ability to coordinate employees' schedules.
 
When the presentation gets closer, staff will contact you as a final check on the arrangements. If the speaking engagement is cancelled, NJ TRANSIT will make every effort to reschedule in a timely manner.
 
For More Information
 
If you would like more information or have any additional questions, please contact the Strategic Staffing department at 973-378-6068, Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM.
 
Rail Safety Program
 
NJ TRANSIT offers a program on rail safety to public and private schools. The program highlights the need for safe practices around railroad tracks. The presentation includes a discussion on the dangers of the railroad tracks, age-appropriate films, including NJ TRANSIT's award-winning films Chicken on the Tracks and Dead in Their Tracks and a question-and-answer session. Please note this is a separate program run by Rail Operations, and you must contact the Rail Safety Department to request a presentation. If interested, contact Betsy Stern at 973-491-7953, or bstern@njtransit.com to schedule a presentation.
 
Light Rail Safety Education Program
 
NJ TRANSIT offers a complimentary program on light rail safety to public and private schools, as well as community groups, throughout New Jersey. The program highlights the need for safe practices around NJ TRANSIT's light rail systems. The presentation includes a discussion on the dangers of the light rail system, age-appropriate films, including NJ TRANSIT's award-winning films Chicken on the Tracks and Dead in Their Tracks, and a question-and-answer session. Free educational materials are distributed in conjunction with this program. Please note this is a separate program run by Corporate Communications & External Affairs, and you must contact the Corporate Communications Department to request a presentation. If interested, contact Grace Mancini Introna at 973-491-7158 or gintrona@njtransit.com for schools located in North Jersey and Barbara Lazzaro at 856-614-7010 or blazzaro@njtransit.com for schools located in South Jersey to schedule a presentation.
 
Police Department Safety Program
 
The NJ TRANSIT Police Department offers a safety and security program to public and private schools, as well as community groups throughout the state. The presentation includes information on keeping the riding public safe and a K-9 demonstration. If interested, contact Deputy Chief Joseph Kelly at 973-491-8955.