• Raymond P. Kenny to Head New Jersey Transit

  • Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.
Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

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

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
This task could not go to a better informed and respected man like Ray.
Congratulations Ray.
  by Head-end View
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
  by 452 Card
Let's wait and see, time will tell what comes to an organization in trouble.
  by blockline4180
Finally approved.. Lots of luck to a good man!

"Kenny Takes rail ops throttle"
New Jersey Transit has named veteran passenger railroad executive Raymond P. Kenny as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rail Operations, effective immediately.
https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/co ... s-throttle