New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has nominated a vice president at AECOM, one of the world’s largest transportation and infrastructure companies, to serve as the next executive director of N.J. Transit.
Kevin S. Corbett currently serves as vice president of cross services at AECOM. In the role, Corbett has had an oversight role on critical projects, including Amtrak’s Gateway Project, the first phase of New York City’s Second Avenue Subway project, work on New York Penn Station, and PATH restoration after Superstorm Sandy.
“We can no longer continue to accept the dismal business as usual at an agency that so many commuters throughout New Jersey depend on,” Murphy said in a news release. “We cannot continue to wake up in the morning fearing reliability and safety on our commutes. I am confident that Kevin’s leadership can help turn N.J. Transit into a transportation system that our commuters value and trust.”
Murphy previously signed an executive order mandating an audit of N.J. Transit to determine inefficiencies and areas where the agency can improve.