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.