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Agency Ranks First in the State in the “Transportation and Logistics” Category

August 22, 2023

NEWARK, NJ – For the third straight year, Forbes has named NJ TRANSIT to its renowned America’s Best-in-State Employers 2023 list. This year, NJ TRANSIT ranked 5th among the 89 New Jersey organizations that were included in the annual rankings, up from last year’s ranking of 7th. The survey, according to Forbes, measures leading companies from around the world to identify those best-liked by employees. This marks the fourth time in the last six years that NJ TRANSIT has been recognized as one of New Jersey’s best places to work. This recognition builds upon NJ TRANSIT’s standard of excellence after recently being named the  winner of the coveted 2023 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) award for Outstanding Public Transportation System.

“On the heels of winning the highest award by APTA in North America earlier this month, NJ TRANSIT has once again been named by Forbes as one of the best in-state employers,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “Receiving recognition from employees across the state as a great place to work – as well as being named the best transportation system in North America by APTA – cannot be understated. NJ TRANSIT continues to show the positive impact our state agencies can have on our employees and the communities we serve.”

“NJ TRANSIT is honored to once again be named to this prestigious list,” said New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “Our leadership and staff of 12,000 employees takes pride in earning the distinction as a great place to work and grow, with opportunities for career advancement. We thank Forbes for this recognition and will continue working diligently to provide safe, reliable public transportation.”

“NJ TRANSIT’s continued recognition on Forbes’ Best-in-State Employers list, added to our recent honor as 2023’s Outstanding Public Transportation System by the American Public Transportation Association, clearly demonstrates how we have transformed this organization from the inside out,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the nearly 12,000 employees who are not only improving the customer experience, but making NJ TRANSIT one of the best places to work.”

Forbes 5th annual America's Best-in-State Employers list was created by partnering with market research firm Statista to anonymously survey full and part-time workers at companies across the United States with more than 500 employees. Participants were asked to evaluate their employer based on several factors including –

  • Working conditions
  • Diversity
  • Salary
  • Development potential
  • Company image

The rankings were also based on the surveyed employees’ willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Additionally, survey participants were asked to evaluate other employers – in their respective industry – and provide feedback on how these other organizations stood out positively or negatively. 1,392 employer brands were ranked among the top employers. If applicable, brands were able to win in more than one state.

NJ TRANSIT ranked first in New Jersey in the “Transportation and Logistics” category.

To access the complete list, click HERE.

NJ TRANSIT offers its employees opportunities for professional growth, including rewarding and stable career paths, and exceptional benefits. The agency is currently offering a $6,000 signing bonus for individuals who have a Commercial Driver License (CDL) if they come to work in NJ TRANSIT bus operations. If an applicant has a CDL permit, they may be eligible for a $3,000 signing bonus. For complete details, visit

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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.