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Raymond Kenny. Photo courtesy of WSP.

Ray Kenny, NJ Transit rail chief, dies of coronavirus

50-year rail veteran joined NJ Transit in 2019

By David Wildstein, April 18 2020 4:50 pm

Raymond Kenny, the head of rail operations for New Jersey Transit, died today of complications related to COVID-19.  He was 69.

Kenny joined NJ Transit in early 2019 as senior vice president and general manager of rail operations and had spent more than fifty years in the rail industry.  He had started his career as a ticket clerk for the Long Island Railroad.

Between 1970 and 2014, Kenny had held positions of increasing responsibility for the LIRR and was senior vice president for transportation, facilities and capital planning when he left six years ago. He served as acting LIRR president from 2006 to 2007.

He worked at WSP, a giant engineering firm, as a transit and rail special projects manager from 2014 to 2018.

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