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Shimmick HBLR Celebrates VPP Star Re-Approval!

On Wednesday, September 14th, 2022, Shimmick Hudson Bergen Light Rail in Jersey City, New Jersey held a safety barbeque to celebrate their recent VPP Star re-approval. The site successfully completed a VPP re-evaluation March 7th- 11th, 2022. Shimmick Hudson Bergen Light Rail is a contract operator for New Jersey Transit to perform train operations and infrastructure and facility maintenance to the Hudson Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) system. The primary work performed by Shimmick is the safe and efficient movement of trains and people throughout the HBLR system. Shimmick also performs light running maintenance and repair of the railway systems that make safe train movement possible. There are 183 employees working onsite. Employees at the site are represented by Transportation Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 229. Assistant Area Director Michael Penton of the OSHA Parsippany Area Office represented OSHA at the event to congratulate the site. Region 2 VPPPA Chapter Board Member Kevin Mihalenko and Special Government Employee (SGE) Diana Paredes from VPP Star site Tropicana in Jersey City, New Jersey also attended the event to recognize the HBLR’s accomplishment.

Congratulations Shimmick HBLR!!!

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