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NJ TRANSIT EMPLOYEES SEND AID TO SISTER AGENCY IN HOUSTON
Clothing and Supplies Will Benefit Houston Metro Transit Employees Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
September 19, 2017
NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is sending a helping hand to its transportation counterpart in Houston impacted by Hurricane Harvey. NJ TRANSIT employees donated clothing and supplies which are now on the way to their colleagues at the Houston Metro transit system.
“When New Jersey was hit by Superstorm Sandy nearly five years ago, we saw first-hand how difficult it is for employees to balance the impacts of a devastating storm at home with their dedication to restoring service, which often requires long stretches away from families,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Steve Santoro. “We remain so grateful for the outpouring of support from around the country in our time of need, we wanted to help our fellow transit workers get back on their feet.”
NJ TRANSIT employees from across the state donated items such as clothing, sheets, bath towels and cleaning products. Collections took place at employee work locations last week. The items were packed into a tractor trailer and driven to Houston by members of the New Jersey Transit Police Department.
“It is our privilege to deliver these supplies to help our fellow transit employees,” said New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo.
NJ TRANSIT has a close connection to the impacted region as employees and members of the police department conduct extensive emergency response training at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) in nearby College Station, TX.
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