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New Jersey Transit Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rail Operations Raymond Kenny died last week from complications of COVID-19, Newsday reported. He was 68.
Kenny had nearly 50 years of rail industry experience, including a stint as acting president of MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR).
He also served as a consultant on operations and planning for WSP, where he worked on elements of Amtrak's Gateway and Northeast Corridor Future projects, business processes for MTA Metro-North Railroad, emergency management plans for Metrolink and commissioning for the CT Rail project in Hartford, Connecticut.
Kenny began his transportation career in 1970 as a ticket clerk for LIRR. He eventually rose through the ranks and assumed positions in personnel training and capital construction prior to leading the transportation department.