New Jersey Transit says an engineer who made headlines when a TV station revealed he had been driving trains while his motor vehicle license was suspended for repeated drunken driving is no longer driving locomotives.

NJ Transit train at the Hamilton Station (Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media NJ)

A spokeswoman said Friday Thomas Broschart is still employed by NJ Transit's rail operations. It wasn't immediately known what his new job was.

A WABC-TV investigation this week revealed Broschart had been operating commuter trains despite losing his driver's license for 10 years.

State and federal lawmakers are seeking to change laws governing engineers who have their licenses suspended because of DWI.

New Jersey Transit also said Friday it will check driver's license records of its locomotive engineers daily. Driver's license records also will be reviewed when engineers are up for re-certification.

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