NJ Transit board selects Kevin Corbett as next executive director

NEWARK, NJ — In a unanimous vote, the NJ Transit Board of Directors approved Kevin Corbett as the next executive director of NJ Transit; his appointment became effective Monday, Feb. 19.
“I would like to thank Gov. Murphy and the NJ Transit Board of Directors for the opportunity to serve the state of New Jersey,” Corbett said in a press release. “I look forward to working with the dedicated men and women of NJ Transit in restoring the transportation system to the national leader it once was, providing safe and reliable service and boosting economic development in New Jersey.”
Prior to Corbett’s appointment, he served as vice president of cross services at AECOM, one of the world’s premier transportation and infrastructure companies. In this role, Corbett drew on the extensive resources from across AECOM’s various business lines to provide optimal solutions for AECOM’s clients, according to the press release from NJ Transit.
“Kevin is taking on one of the toughest jobs in New Jersey — turning NJ Transit around and restoring it as a world-class transportation agency that our commuters can rely on,” Gov. Phil Murphy said in the release. “Every New Jerseyan who takes the train or bus every day, and the thousands of employees who show up for work, deserves visionary leadership committed to getting this system right. Kevin’s confirmation signals that we have begun the difficult process of rebuilding NJ Transit and, in time, regaining commuters’ trust in the system.”