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August 16, 2010

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT has announced that Myron “Mike” Shevell has been reappointed by Transportation Commissioner James Simpson to serve as the Vice Chairman of the agency’s Board of Directors, a post he has held for the last 10 years.


“Vice Chairman Shevell’s first-hand experience in the transportation sector has been an invaluable asset to NJ TRANSIT and our customers,” said Simpson, who also serves as NJ TRANSIT Board Chairman.  “We are fortunate to benefit from his continued service on the Board of Directors.” 


A Long Branch resident, Shevell has been a member of the Board since 1995, serving as vice chairman since 1999.  During his tenure, he has played an active role in launching a series of innovative NJ TRANSIT projects that include the Mass Transit Tunnel, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system, the redevelopment of Hoboken Terminal and improvements at Perth Amboy and South Amboy rail stations.


“I look forward to continuing my service as the Board’s vice chairman.  It is gratifying to be able to use my experience in the transportation industry to contribute to serving the needs of NJ TRANSIT’s customers,” said Shevell.  “I am honored to serve on the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors at a time when we are poised to act on projects that will have a significant impact on future generations, including construction of a new passenger rail tunnel between New Jersey and New York." 


Shevell has worked in the trucking industry for more than 50 years and is the Chairman and CEO of The Shevell Group of Companies, made up of real estate, warehousing, LTL and TL trucking and logistics companies (Carrier Industries, Eastern Freight Ways, Apex Logistics and NEMF World Transport).  The Shevell Group is also the parent company of New England Motor Freight (NEMF) Inc. in Elizabeth.  He also serves as chairman of the New Jersey Motor Truck Association and is a regional director of the Bank of New York.




NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.