New Jersey Transit
Home > NJ TRANSIT News > News Releases

100% PASS RATE FOR FIRST PHASE OF PILOT LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER TRAINING PROGRAM

Trainees Advance to the Field for On-The-Job Training

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NJT-18-027

March 29, 2019

Contact: Press Office   
973-491-7078

 

 

100% PASS RATE FOR FIRST PHASE OF PILOT LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER TRAINING PROGRAM

 

Trainees Advance to the Field for On-The-Job Training

 

 

 

NEWARK NJ – All 14 Assistant Conductors that enrolled in NJ TRANSIT’S pilot conductor-to-engineer training program have successfully completed classroom instruction and testing. The first class of its kind at NJ TRANSIT, 100% of the Assistant Conductors will be moving onto phase two to begin on-the-job training in the field.

 

 

 

“This class of Assistant Conductors did an incredible job of learning an immense amount of material,’’ said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett. “The hard work and dedication this class has shown is evident by their impressive success rate. I wish them well on the second phase of their training and look forward to having them operating their own trains in revenue service before the end of this year.”


 

The pilot training program leverages the existing railroad knowledge of Assistant Conductors, who are already familiar with complex rail rules and regulations, as they seek to become Locomotive Engineers. This program helps fulfill the agency’s commitment to speed up the training of Locomotive Engineers.

 

 

 

NJ TRANSIT has increased the number of engineer training classes to a record-setting six running concurrently. There are four engineer classes set to graduate in 2019 including this pilot class.

 

 

 

About NJ TRANSIT

 

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 251 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.

 

 

 

This document and others are available for translation on njtransit.com.