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NJ Transit completes locomotive engineer roster

More engineers called critical for improving reliability and service.
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New Jersey Transit now has a full roster of locomotive engineers, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced yesterday.

NJ Transit's latest locomotive engineer training class is in the final stages of field training and will begin final check rides in the next few weeks. With this class, NJ Transit has added more than 100 new locomotive engineers to its roster since 2018, agency officials said in a press release.

The class of nine engineer trainees completed a 78-week program and passed extensive testing. Their graduation will bring the total number of new engineers that have joined NJ Transit since 2018 to 103 and brings the total active roster of engineers to 393.

The next locomotive engineer training class is set to graduate in June.

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