NEW JERSEY TRANSIT POLICE TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL AT WAYNE ROUTE 23 TRANSIT CENTER
November 17, 2021
WAYNE, NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), together with federal, state, county, and local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, November 20th at the Wayne Route 23 Transit Center in Wayne beginning at 9 a.m.
The drill, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take approximately three (3) hours to complete. Residents and customers are advised that they will see an increased presence of police and emergency personnel in the area around the Wayne Route 23 Transit Center.
Important note: Due to the drill, there will be no bus service at the Wayne Route 23 Transit Center on Saturday, November 20th from the start of the service day until 1 p.m. when the drill concludes. Customers on the Nos. 194, 198, or 748 lines are advised to utilize the Willowbrook Mall location as an alternate.
In addition to New Jersey Transit Police Department’s personnel, the following entities will also be participating in the exercise: NJ TRANSIT Rail Operations, NJ TRANSIT Bus Operations, Wayne Fire, Wayne Police, Wayne EMS, Wayne OEM, Passaic County Sheriff’s Department, Federal Railroad Administration, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.
The New Jersey Transit Police Department annually conducts multiple drills and training sessions simulating various transportation emergency scenarios throughout the statewide system.
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