Progress Through Unity

Officers Update

Your local 60 officers would like to share some information with members. We meet periodically with management and safety and these are few items they asked us to talk to our members about.

Recent events and incidents have brought to the forefront the term “Situational Awareness” we are asking members to pay attention to day to day mundane tasks and to be on the lookout for situations that can present a danger to our customers, our fellow employees, and ourselves.  

Statistics show an uptick in run through switches and stop signal violations. The local is asking all train crews to be vigilant when doing job briefings and switching in yards while being particularly mindful of our bulletin orders and RB’s 

We are the eyes and ears of NJ Transit aka “Frontline Employees” we have the ability to see and recognize more clearly than most, if something seems off it most likely is. Please report incidents immediately to supervision, NJ Transit Police or dial 911. Report any concerns to the safety hotline at 877-806-8283 and we mean all concerns this includes security procedures, the safety department wants our input and can make recommendations to the NJTPD and transportation supervision. We have already sent some of your suggestions we recived  from ealier posts but please keep them coming

Finally there will be a push by supervision to make sure we are in compliance TRO-12 2.1.10 this pertains to the minimum amount of cars open and doors that must be available to passengers. Please do what the carrier asks and if you feel that the situation is unsafe you have the right to follow the safe course and we encourage you to do just that. Also that management will have trainmasters on platforms monitoring uniforms, and watching times crews including TC’s  are arriving to trains.