Here’s a shout-out to New Jersey Transit.
Yesterday, a one-ton, 18-wheeler pulled into METRO’s downtown loading dock chockful of supplies to unload: sheets, towels, hygiene products, new socks, underwear, shirts and pants.
It wasn’t the usual delivery a transit agency receives. This was a gift of love from the NJ Transit Agency, whose employees donated clothing and supplies to their colleagues in Houston who suffered loss from Hurricane Harvey.
“When New Jersey was hit by Superstorm Sandy nearly five years ago, we saw first-hand how difficult it is for employees to balance the impacts of a devastating storm at home with their dedication to restoring service, which often requires long stretches away from families,” said Steve Santoro, NJ Transit’s executive director. “We remain so grateful for the outpouring of support from around the country in our time of need, we wanted to help our fellow transit workers get back on their feet.”
METRO’s Capt. Darrin Lewis said he was aware a truck was coming to Houston but didn’t know it had arrived in Houston until an hour before it pulled up to our loading dock. The tractor trailer was driven to Houston by members of the New Jersey Transit Police Department.
“We are very grateful and appreciative,” said Lewis. “We’ve been getting help like this from all our other law enforcement transit partners around the country.”
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