NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett was appointed to lead the agency on February 14, 2018. Mr. Corbett is responsible for the nation's largest statewide public transportation system with more than 11,000 employees providing more than 944,000 weekday trips on 252 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and the agency's Access Link paratransit service.
Mr. Corbett, a respected and accomplished professional, currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Northeast Corridor Commission, is a Founding Member of the Commuter Rail Coalition, and was appointed North American Representative to the Policy Board of UITP, the International Association of Public Transport in June 2019.
Prior to joining NJ TRANSIT, Mr. Corbett served as Vice President, Cross Services at AECOM, one of the world's premier transportation and infrastructure companies. In that role Mr. Corbett drew on the extensive resources from across AECOM's various business lines to provide optimal solutions for their clients.
AECOM projects Mr. Corbett served as Principle-in-Charge or in a management role included: Moynihan Station Phase 1; Amtrak's Gateway Project; Second Avenue Subway Phase 1; Penn Vision; Penn Station Critical Improvements; 1 WTC Interim Loading Dock; Post-Sandy PATH Restoration; and other related regional resiliency and restoration projects. Previously, he was responsible for the global marine and freight business for DMJM+HARRIS, a legacy AECOM company, as well as other AECOM subsidiaries.
Before joining AECOM, Mr. Corbett had been the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) and Executive Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development. Mr. Corbett oversaw all of New York State's economic development programs and projects, including the redevelopment of Times Square, Moynihan Station, and the creation of Brooklyn Bridge Park.
In that position Mr. Corbett was also responsible for oversight of New York's interests in the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. After September 11th, 2001, Mr. Corbett led the economic recovery efforts in relation to the attack on Lower Manhattan. Working closely with the Port Authority and City & Federal agencies, Mr. Corbett directed the development of all programs to restore business services and the revitalization of economic activity to that area.
Mr. Corbett was a fellow at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs focused on issues involving U.S. - China relations prior to his tenure at ESDC. Mr. Corbett also spent 17 years in the logistics industry with Wilh. Wilhelmsen of Norway, a leading global transportation firm. During this period, Mr. Corbett spent six years in China and seven years overseeing operations in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin). He also served as Wilhelmsen's liaison for the U.S. Navy (MSC and OSS- OPS42) and the Maritime Administration.
In the civic realm, Mr. Corbett served on the Executive Committee of the Regional Plan Association (RPA) and was Co-Chair of its Transportation Committee. He also served on the board of the Maritime Association of the Port of New York & New Jersey (President), Tri-State Transportation Campaign and The New York League of Conservation Voters (Chairman).
Mr. Corbett is a graduate of Georgetown University and serves as a Blue & Gold Officer for the U.S. Naval Academy. He and his wife, Siobhan, have three children and live in Mendham, N.J.