NJT (not a national disgrace) makes Forbes A-list

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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NJT train 5423 at Hillside, N.J. An Alstom PL42AC is on the point of an six-car Bombardier Multilevel consist.

New Jersey Transit, which not so long ago was called a “national disgrace” by then-Governor-elect Phil Murphy, has been named to the Forbes annual America’s Best Employers 2018 list. So much for politicians.

NJ Transit, the nation’s third largest transit system, was ranked no. 459 out of 500 large companies evaluated by Forbes and research firm Statista, which also ranked 500 mid-sized employers. The rankings are based upon employee recommendations.

NJT is among only 20 New Jersey-based organizations included in the annual rankings that, according to Forbes, measure leading companies from around the world to identify those best-liked by employees. It is also among 11 companies in the railway industry, or with divisions in the railway industry. The others, with their rankings, are HDR (24), Siemens (73), Cummins (132), BNSf (196), Norfolk Southern (234), GE (254), Amtrak (279), Parsons (304), Union Pacific (382), and Bombardier (476).

“This honor is a reflection on the hard working men and women who keep New Jersey moving every day,” said NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett.  “Now is the perfect time to join this great organization. We are currently recruiting and hiring for positions throughout our system. This is an exciting time to be a part of NJ Transit.”

The agency employs almost 11,000 workers across a wide range of trades, professions and crafts to operate a multi-modal transportation network of trains, buses and light rail.

To his credit, Democrat Murphy, whose Republican predecessor Chris Christie starved NJ Transit of capital and operating funds, has thrown his support behind NJT, proposing an increase agency’s state funding of close to $250 million.

To view the full Forbes list, visit https://www.forbes.com/best-employers/list/.

See also: https://www.railwayage.com/news/njt-a-national-disgrace-no-way/?RAchannel=home

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