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NJ Transit Expected to Tap Former Amtrak Exec to Head Agency

New Jersey Transit is expected to name a former Amtrak executive to head the state's mass transportation agency.

NJ Transit's board is to vote at a special meeting Wednesday on the hiring of William Crosbie, a former chief operating officer at Amtrak. Crosbie would replace Ronnie Hakim, who stepped down last fall.

NJ Transit's general manager of bus operations Dennis Martin has served as interim executive director since Hakim's departure.

Last month, NJ Transit reached agreement on a contract with rail worker unions, averting a threatened strike. The agency has said it may have to raise fares as a result. It raised fares an average of 9 percent last spring.

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

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