NEWARK, NJ (STL.News) Governor Murphy, NJ TRANSIT Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett, and local officials today marked the beginning of testing of the first of 25 new ALP-45 dual-power locomotives manufactured by Alstom during a ceremony that was held on Track A at Newark Penn Station.
“Since day one, our administration has been committed to building a better, more reliable, and sustainable NJ TRANSIT,” said Governor Murphy. “This locomotive is the first of 25 that will reinvigorate the NJ TRANSIT fleet with new, environmentally-friendly equipment. New Jersey commuters deserve only the best, and that is what we are delivering to them today.”
“These new dual-power locomotives deliver on Governor Murphy’s commitment to make capital investments in NJ TRANSIT, improve service reliability, and improve the environment,” said NJDOT Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “They produce zero emissions when running on electric power and have fewer emissions when running on diesel power then the all-diesel locomotives they are replacing.”
“This is a proud moment for NJ TRANSIT and for New Jersey,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett. “It represents the first tangible evidence of a process we started three years ago to renew our entire rail fleet.