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.
With Amtrak’s summer repair program at Penn Station looming, many are suggesting that Amtrak divert some of its train routes to Grand Central Terminal. However, there are many limitations that stand in front of this proposal.
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.
Commuters from New Jersey and Long Island could be in for a rough ride this summer. Parts of Amtrak’s summer Penn Station repair plans have leaked to the Associated Press and The New York Times, and it doesn’t look pretty.