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9/20/2017



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NJ Transit sends hurricane aid to Houston METRO workers


The agency's workers have donated clothing, sheets and other items to help out colleagues in Houston.
Photo – NJ Transit's Twitter account

New Jersey Transit employees have donated clothing and supplies to employees of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO), the Houston transit agency that experienced service disruptions due to Hurricane Harvey earlier this month.

Collections took place at employee work locations last week, NJ Transit officials said in a press release. Members of the NJ Transit Police Department delivered the items to Houston METRO.

"When New Jersey was hit by Superstorm Sandy nearly five years ago, we saw first-hand how difficult it is for employees to balance the impacts of a devastating storm at home with their dedication to restoring service, which often requires long stretches away from families," said NJ Transit Executive Director Steve Santoro. "We remain so grateful for the outpouring of support from around the country in our time of need, we wanted to help our fellow transit workers get back on their feet."

NJ transit has a close connection to the impacted region since the agency's employees and police officers conduct emergency response training at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service in College Station.



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