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1/19/2007



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New Jersey governor appoints committee to conduct national search for NJ Transit chief


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New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine recently appointed a seven-member search committee, led by former New Jersey Gov. James Florio, to conduct a national search for New Jersey Transit’s next executive director. Last week, Executive Director George Warrington announced he would step down at the end of March.

NJ Transit’s top chief since 2002, Warrington previously served as president and chief executive officer of Amtrak from 1998 to 2002. He also was president and executive director of the Delaware River Port Authority and Port Authority Transit Corp., and deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Warrington first joined NJ Transit in 1979 and served the agency for 10 years, ending his initial stint as vice president and general manager of rail operations.

“George Warrington has been a formidable asset and professional while leading NJ Transit to a new level of efficiency and effectiveness,” said Corzine in a prepared statement. “I have asked the search committee to find a successor who will sustain and expand NJ Transit and its mission.”



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