Lautenberg, Menendez Announce $4.3 Million For Transit Training Program At Rutgers University

Lautenberg, Menendez Announce $4.3 Million For Transit Training Program At Rutgers University

Washington - Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced the Federal Transit Administration has awarded $4.3 million to the National Transit Institute (NTI) training program at Rutgers University.

"These funds will help Rutgers University analyze and foster ways to ease congestion within New Jersey's public transportation system," said Sen. Lautenberg. "Thousands of New Jerseyans rely on our mass transit system to get them to and from work and home. It is vital we constantly look at ways to make the commute easier for New Jersey residents."

"This is a great investment for the security and for the safety of New Jerseyans as they navigate the mass transit system," said Sen. Menendez. "Rutgers' National Transit Institute is the premier institution in the nation for training mass transit workers. Now more than ever it is essential that our mass transit workers are thoroughly trained to keep our mass transit systems safe and secure."

NTI at Rutgers was established under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 to develop, promote, and deliver training and education programs for the public transit industry. The topic areas covered in the training program include advanced technology, multi-modal transportation planning, management development, workplace safety and security, transit program management and compliance.

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