George Warrington

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George Warrington
Born September 19, 1952
Bayonne, New Jersey
Died December 24, 2007(2007-12-24) (aged 55)
Mendham, New Jersey
Occupation Transportation official
Known for President of Amtrak

George David Warrington (September 19, 1952 – December 24, 2007) was an American transportation official, who served New Jersey Transit for 28 years, latterly in the post of executive director. He grew up in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey.[1]

Career[edit]

Warrington Plaza next to the Hoboken Terminal

Warrington served with New Jersey Transit, joining the agency on its creation in 1979, rising to the post of Vice President and General Manager of New Jersey Transit rail operations. From 1990 to 1992, he served as Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation. He served as Executive Director and President of the Delaware River Port Authority and Port Authority Transit Corporation from 1992 to 1994. He then served as President of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Business Unit from 1994 to 1998. From 1998 to 2002, he served as President of Amtrak.[2] From 2002 to March 2007, he served as executive director of New Jersey Transit. He left and with two partners, co-founded a strategic consulting and lobbying firm, Warrington Fox Shuffler in New York City (which since has dropped his name, becoming Fox and Shuffler; and has removed almost all reference to him on its website...an in memoriam item on the "Our People" page remains). He was a staunch supporter, and early advocate of THE tunnel and promoted park-and-ride, as well as the expansion of New Jersey Transit's passenger capacity.[3][4]

Death[edit]

Warrington died on December 24, 2007, after an eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer.[3][4] N.J. Transit and the city of Hoboken dedicated a plaza at the Hoboken Terminal to Warrington in spring 2008.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levin, Jay. "Their lives made ours a little richer", The Record (Bergen County), January 1, 2008. Accessed May 27, 2008.
  2. ^ Field, David (1998-12-22). "Amtrak chooses one of its own as president, CEO". USA Today. McLean, Virginia: Gannett Company, Inc. 
  3. ^ a b "NJ Transit's". NewJersey.com. 2007-12-25. Archived from the original on 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  4. ^ a b NewJersey.com (2007-12-24). "Former NJ Transit Director George Warrington dies at 55". NJ.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  5. ^ http://www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=PressReleaseTo&PRESS_RELEASE_ID=2417
Business positions
Preceded by
Thomas M. Downs
President of Amtrak
1998 – 2002
Succeeded by
David L. Gunn