Raymond P. Kenny to Head New Jersey Transit

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Raymond P. Kenny to Head New Jersey Transit

Post by Kelly&Kelly » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:21 am

Former LIRR Acting President Raymond P. Kenny has been named to head New Jersey Transit, pending approval of the Road's board. The system has been plagued with problems of engineer and equipment shortages, low employee morale, legislative compliance and widespread rider dissatisfaction.

Ray retired from the LIRR several years ago and has since worked for a transportation consulting firm. After summering in college as a seasonal ticket clerk, Ray joined the LIRR's Operations and Service Planning Department in the 1970's. A reorganization of that department sent him to the ranks of Block Operator, where he climbed to Train Dispatcher, Chief Dispatcher, Supervisor - Train Movement and Superintendent - Train Movement. He was later appointed Senior VP - Operations, Acting President and completed his career overseeing the East Side Access planning and construction. Ray was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks.

We join the entire LIRR family who had the honor of working with Ray in wishing him good fortune in his new position.

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Re: Raymond P. Kenny to Head New Jersey Transit

Post by FrankAndCindy » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:58 am

Hello Ray, I just want to say congratulations and to wish you and yours Merry Christmas. With much respect Frank And Cindy

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Re: Raymond P. Kenny to Head New Jersey Transit

Post by MACTRAXX » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:55 pm

Everyone:

Good news that RPK has been chosen to head New Jersey Transit Rail Operations.

RPK is a career railroader with many years of experience with the LIRR moving up through the
ranks from entry level - that makes many (including myself) respect him even more.

We all wish RPK the best in his new position...MACTRAXX
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Re: Raymond P. Kenny to Head New Jersey Transit

Post by JamesRR » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:46 pm

Good - we need him. He has his work cut out for him.

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Re: Raymond P. Kenny to Head New Jersey Transit

Post by MADDOG » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:09 am

This task could not go to a better informed and respected man like Ray.
Congratulations Ray.
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Re: Raymond P. Kenny to Head New Jersey Transit

Post by trainspot » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:53 pm

Glad to see this & good luck in your new position Ray!

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Re: Raymond P. Kenny to Head New Jersey Transit

Post by Head-end View » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:23 pm

Gov. Phil Murphy did vow to turn NJ Transit back around after it was decimated by the Gov. Christie administration. Looks like the new governor made an excellent choice. :-D

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Re: Raymond P. Kenny to Head New Jersey Transit

Post by 452 Card » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:06 am

Let's wait and see, time will tell what comes to an organization in trouble.
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Re: Raymond P. Kenny to Head New Jersey Transit

Post by blockline4180 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:39 pm

Finally approved.. Lots of luck to a good man!

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New Jersey Transit has named veteran passenger railroad executive Raymond P. Kenny as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rail Operations, effective immediately.
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