NEWARK, N.J. — To provide at least temporary relief from overcrowded trains, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that NJ Transit will put 20 railcars back in service that had been waiting to have Positive Train Control equipment installed and will lease another 20 railcars from the Marlyand Transit Administration (MTA), NJ Advance Media reports.

State Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said that NJ Transit was short by 37 cars to operate its full daily rail schedule. She added that the 20 cars leased from the MTA will provide spare cars to cover when equipment has to be repaired or maintained. For the full story, click here.

In other NJ Transit news, the board of directors approved the nomination of Kevin Corbett as executive director, effective Feb. 19.

Prior to his appointment, Corbett served as VP, cross services at AECOM. In this role, Corbett drew on the extensive resources from across AECOM’s various business lines to provide optimal solutions for AECOM’s clients.

AECOM projects that Corbett was principal-in-charge of or actively served in a management role included Moynihan Station Phase one, Amtrak’s Gateway Program, Second Avenue Subway – Phase one, Penn Vision, Penn Station Critical Improvements, One WTC Interim Loading Dock, Post-Sandy PATH Restoration, and other related regional resiliency and restoration projects. Previously, Corbett was responsible for the global marine and freight business for DMJM+HARRIS, a legacy AECOM company, as well as other AECOM subsidiaries.

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