Wednesday, March 10, 2010

NJT RiverLINE raising the bar on safety

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New Jersey Transit’s RiverLINE diesel light railway system, operated by Bombardier Transportation, today marked five years (1,890 days) without a single lost-time injury. The RiverLINE, which on March 15 marks six years of revenue service, “continues to exceed contractual ontime performance while setting an industry safety benchmark,” says Vice President-Services for Bombardier Mike Hardt. 

riverline-safety-award.jpgDuring this period, the RiverLINE, led by General Manager Alfred E. Fazio, “kept its eye on innovation by developing advanced conceptsfor shared-use operation.” Among these is ETS (Extended Temporal Separation), which enables better infrastructure utilization by both the light rail and Conrail Shared Assets freight operations.

Pictured above, left to right: Mike Hardt; Al Fazio; Bombardier General Manager-Operations and Maintenance Bob Young; and Bombardier Director-Regulatory Compliance Dennis Bonney.