This afternoon, New Jersey Transit released its updated summer schedules, for use between July 10 and September 1.
In a hearing on Wednesday, officials from numerous transit agencies, including New Jersey Transit and Amtrak, were questioned by New Jersey lawmakers about the upcoming “summer of hell” due to Amtrak’s aggressive Penn Station repair program.
Today, Amtrak announced more details regarding its upcoming Penn Station repair program, which is set to begin in about a month.
In a press conference this afternoon, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced changes to NJ Transit’s service this summer.
For a while, commuters have complained about service on New Jersey Transit’s Pascack Valley Line, with little response from transit officials. Ultimately, there are several simple, but also complicated reasons why the line is the way it is today.
On Friday afternoon, top New Jersey lawmakers probing the recent commuting delays toured New York Penn Station with New Jersey Transit and Amtrak officials. The legislators included those from New Jersey’s Senate Legislative Oversight and Assembly Judiciary Committees, led by Assemblyman John McKeon and State Senator Bob Gordon.
In a joint letter sent out late Thursday night, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for the privatization of Penn Station and its operations.
In a hearing similar to the one in New Jersey about a few weeks ago, top Amtrak executives were questioned today by New York lawmakers about the recent issues plaguing New York Penn Station.
The latest in a string of long commutes, an Amtrak signal problem around 4pm caused massive delays at Penn Station, the nation’s busiest railroad station.
As announced on April 26, New Jersey Transit will be modifying some of its trains to have more cars, or to leave earlier or later. These changes will take effect starting tomorrow — May 7.