Updated: Jun 26
October 14, 2022 | state.nj.us
Governor Phil Murphy today (10/14) signed a resolution (SJR-86/AJR-165) designating October 15th of each year as New Jersey Railroad Workers Day. The resolution recognizes the critical importance of railroad workers to the state’s transportation network and economy, both of which depend on railroad workers to function efficiently. Senators Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. and Andrew Zwicker, Assemblymen Daniel R. Benson and Anthony S. Verrelli, and Assemblywoman Shama A. Haider sponsored the resolution.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, railroad workers risked their personal health and safety to ensure that the state’s rail lines remained operational.
NJ SEED: It is appropriate to set-aside one day each year to recognize the valuable contribution NJ’s railroad workers make to the state’s economic vitality.