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Board Member Flora Castillo Hosts Event

NEWARK, NJ, March 25, 2002 -- NJ TRANSIT Board Member Flora Castillo and a host of distinguished NJ TRANSIT women met today with 10 women from the Work First NJ program to commemorate Women's History Month.

Board Member Castillo met with Work First NJ participants at NJ TRANSIT's Board Room in Newark for a speaking program and luncheon. The Women's History Month event provided a forum for the women of NJ TRANSIT to share their experiences and expertise and an opportunity for the Work First NJ women to gain an insight into the career opportunities available to them.

"As our nation recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of women to our country this month, I am proud to lead the celebration at NJ TRANSIT," said Board Member Castillo. "It is important for women to understand that every opportunity is available to them if they follow their dreams with hard work and perseverance."

Board Member Castillo and Police Chief Mary Rabadeau discussed the jobs they hold at NJ TRANSIT. Also speaking during the program was Senior Director of Customer Service Sandra Check and Corporate Communications Receptionist Janice Turner -- a success story of the Work First NJ program. Following the speaking program, the women answered the Work First NJ participants' questions about their careers, accomplishments and challenges.

In addition and in conjunction with "Dress for Success", NJ TRANSIT held a business clothing drive earlier this month as a way of helping the Work First NJ participants' transition into the work force. The clothing was donated to the Dress for Success organization located in Jersey City.