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GOVERNOR MURPHY AND NJ TRANSIT TO HOST MEDIA TOUR OF EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

Media Outlets Invited to Tour State-of-the Art EOC March 19th to Gain Perspective on Preparedness, Communications Capabilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2019

NEWARK, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy, NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett and New Jersey Transit Chief of Police Christopher Trucillo are inviting credentialed members of the media to tour the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Maplewood, NJ on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

 

Tour participants will receive a guided, behind-the-scenes tour demonstrating EOC operations during an emergency or large-scale event, and how the improved, unified operational communications functions on a day-to-day basis. Photographs and video opportunities will be provided, as well as a brief Q&A with ED Corbett and Chief Trucillo.

 

The EOC first opened in mid-2017 and serves as the coordination point for all operational business lines for both planned and unplanned events.  It was activated for 22 planned and unplanned events, for a total of 89 days, in fiscal 2018 ranging from major holidays like New Year’s Eve to weather events like the March snowstorms.

 

WHAT:           Media Tour of NJ TRANSIT Emergency Operations Center

 

WHO:              Governor Phil Murphy

NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett

New Jersey Transit Chief of Police Christopher Trucillo

 

WHEN:           Tuesday, March 19 beginning at 12:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:         NJ TRANSIT General Office Building (GOB)

180 Boyden Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040

 

PARKING:      Maplewood Community Pool Parking Lot

187 Boyden Avenue, Maplewood, NJ

 

Media and guests and will park in the far end of the lot.  The entrance to NJ TRANSIT GOB Building is across the street.  External guests must sign in with security and will be escorted to the EOC.