NJ Transit director leaving in April, reports say

New Jersey Transit Executive Director Steven Santoro is stepping down, according to multiple published reports.

Santoro, who has been with the transit agency for 18 years, became its leader in 2016, following the fatal crash of a commuter train in Hoboken. His departure in April, reports said, will make him the second member of NJ Transit leadership to resign since Gov.-elect Phil Murphy’s November election victory. Deputy Director Amy Herbold resigned in November.

Murphy has promised to revamp the agency, calling it a “national disgrace,” according to reports.

NJ.com said incoming governors normally replace the NJ Transit chief with their own appointee.