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Sarles Named NJ Transit Executive Director

New chief has managed the agency’s capital programs and planning since 2002. He replaces George D. Warrington, who is stepping down after holding the office since April 2002NJ Transit today named Richard R. Sarles, Sr. executive director, succeeding George D. Warrington, who is stepping down after holding the office since April 2002. Sarles, 62, has been assistant executive director for capital programs and planning since 2002, during which time he has managed NJ Transit’s $1.3-billion annual capital program and the agency’s three light rail operations.

“We are fortunate to have a talented and deeply experienced transportation professional of Rich’s caliber to lead NJ TRANSIT,” said Gov. Jon Corzine. “His expertise will be particularly useful in implementing the Access to the Region’s Core and other key mobility projects that will help our economy continue to grow.”

Sarles holds an M.B.A. degree from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Engineering from the Cooper Union in New York City. A native of New Jersey, he was born in Passaic and grew up in Nutley.