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NJ Transit celebrates Pride Month with Pride buses

Two Specially Marked Buses Raise Awareness of Inclusion By Inviting Customers to “Ride With Pride”

NEW JERSEY – NJ TRANSIT unveiled two Ride with Pride themed buses to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ Community and its allies during Pride Month.

The wrapped buses will be on display throughout New Jersey on the transit system. In collaboration with their sponsor, Hackensack Meridian Health, the Ride with Pride wraps are designed to show support and raise awareness of inclusion of the LGBTQIA+ community.

“NJ TRANSIT is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we are especially proud to help keep New Jersey moving with these new specially marked buses. NJ TRANSIT welcomes all members of the LGBTQIA+ Community and its advocates to ‘Ride with Pride’ this June,” said New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti.

“We are celebrating Pride month throughout the agency and across our system, including creating these special Pride-wrapped vehicles.” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “I’m pleased we were able to work with our Ride with Pride Company Employee Resource Group, which is made up of LGBTQIA+ employees and allies on this special project to reaffirm our commitment to inclusion to our customers and employees.”

“New Jersey is one of the most diverse states in the nation and our differences are to be celebrated. Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to be an ally of the LGBTQ+ community and partner with NJ TRANSIT to ensure that every patient, family member, and staff member is treated with respect, empathy, and compassion,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health. “Inside and outside the walls of our hospitals, we are dedicated to creating an environment where New Jerseyans feel comfortable enough to be their authentic selves, thrive as individuals and reach their potential.”

NJ TRANSIT employees, including members of the agency’s Company Employee Resource Group (CERG), Ride with Pride, which is made up of LGBTQIA+ employees and allies, will be marching in the Asbury Park Pride Festival on June 5th.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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