New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce adds NJ Transit as newest sponsor

Chamber brings on largest statewide transit agency in nation as Bronze Level sponsor

The New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce has secured a Bronze Level sponsorship from New Jersey Transit. This is Newark-based NJ Transit’s first year as a corporate sponsor of Wayne-based NJPCC.

NJ Transit continues to take action to empower its diverse community and create the best travel experience for customers, one trip at a time. Its commitment to diversity & inclusion includes ongoing initiatives to celebrate its similarities and differences and work towards increasing the visibility, inclusion and empowerment of historically marginalized and underrepresented groups.

As an organization, NJ Transit has taken numerous steps to build an inclusive organization, one of the pillars of its 10-year strategic plan. These measures have included the creation of Company Employee Resource Groups, which celebrate the identities and diversity of their workforce.

You may also see Pride-branded buses in New Jersey, which NJ Transit created to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride throughout the year. Its celebration of unity and community extends to individuals within the company, its business and community partners, and especially to its clients, the riding public.

Gus Penaranda, NJPCC executive director, stated: “NJ Transit did not waste any time getting involved and provided the keynote at the NJPCC 2nd Annual EBRG Roundtable in New Brunswick last month at the State Theatre. It was exciting to hear about the branded buses for Pride and their involvement with the 2026 FIFA World Cup, especially since FIFA is presenting a DEI seminar for the NJPCC on Sept. 23 at WPUNJ”.

NJ Transit CEO and President Kevin Corbett said: “Diversity, equity & inclusion is the hallmark of our 10-year strategic plan to build the strongest organization possible as a reflection of the people of the great state of New Jersey. We are proud to sponsor the NJPCC in their efforts to promote the ideals we value.”