NJ Transit taps former Amtrak exec to head agency

New Jersey Transit has named a former Amtrak executive to head the state's mass transportation agency.

NJ Transit expected to tap former Amtrak exec

NJ Transit expected to tap former Amtrak exec to head agency

NEWARK - New Jersey Transit has named a former Amtrak executive to head the state's mass transportation agency.

NJ Transit's board unanimously approved William Crosbie at a special board meeting Wednesday.

Crosbie is a former chief operating officer at Amtrak, where he oversaw numerous areas including transportation, infrastructure, environmental and security. He replaces Ronnie Hakim (HAKE'-um), who left last fall to take a job at New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

NJ Transit's general manager of bus operations, Dennis Martin has been serving as interim executive director.

Crosbie's tenure will start on April 25.

Salary details for Crosbie weren't released Wednesday. Hakim earned about $261,000.

NJ Transit provides more than 200 million passenger trips annually on bus, rail and light rail lines.

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