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Trinity Metro CEO elected to Commuter Rail Coalition Board

Alexandria, VA, June 10, 2024 – The Commuter Rail Coalition membership has elected prominent industry executives Richard Andreski, President and CEO at Trinity Metro, and  Sally Librera, Americas Transit and Passenger Rail Leader and Senior VP at AECOM, to the association’s Board of Directors. Their election highlights the Coalition’s commitment to strengthening its leadership with experienced professionals from key rail organizations.

Andreski leads CRC member agency Trinity Metro, an owner and operator of two passenger rail lines, and a host railroad for Amtrak. He has extensive commuter rail experience with NJ Transit, Connecticut Department of Transportation, and Trinity Metro. During his tenure at CT DOT, Andreski served as the State’s representative to the Northeast Corridor Commission, which included negotiating operating and capital cost-sharing agreements between Amtrak and other Northeast states pursuant to the Passenger Rail Investment & Improvement Act of 2008.

Librera brings the complementary perspectives of both the public and private sector. Throughout her career, she has worked across public agency roles at the NY MTA, running the NYC subway system and MTA Staten Island Railway. From leading safety teams, contract and procurement negotiations, and emergency response, to directing maintenance operations, engineering divisions and operating personnel, Librera guided her team to dramatic performance improvements.

In welcoming the new members to the Board, CRC Chairman Mike Noland (South Shore Line) said, “Metra’s Jim Derwinski and his nominating committee did a tremendous job of identifying candidates whose caliber of expertise will help further strengthen the CRC. We expect Richard Andreski and Sally Librera to bring valuable insights and expertise to the board, and aid in advancing commuter rail initiatives across the industry.”

“The CRC is a respected leadership and advocacy organization for the commuter rail industry. I can see the difference CRC is making at a national policy level through its frequent visits to the Hill and robust engagement with top rail leaders. CRC has brought clarity and focus to the issues that matter most.,” said Andreski.”

“I have been impressed by the calibre and detail of the CRC activities and the degree to which they focus on matters directly applicable and helpful to the Commuter Rail industry,” Librera said, “whether it be legislative proposals, funding strategies, enhanced dialogue with regulatory agencies or broader communication within and beyond the rail community.”

The Commuter Rail Coalition is an association of commuter rail agencies and industry allies acting together to engage and educate stakeholders on the value commuter railroads bring to the communities they serve. The Commuter Rail Coalition advocates for commuter railroads in the US, calling attention to the many benefits of commuter rail transportation and identifying the resources needed to continue those many beneficial impacts into the future.