Monday, January 15, 2018

There Could Be Commuting Disasters in the Future for New Jersey Transit and Amtrak

I am grateful that my commuting days are over.  I generally check the Delayed on New Jersey Transit Support Group on Facebook which has reported serious delays almost every day this January.  There are also schedule changes in effect as Amtrak is doing rehabilitation work.

The long-term prospects for commuters are frightening as reported in this article in Bloomberg News.  There was serious damage in the tunnels under the Hudson River during storm Sandy in 2012.  There would be a catastrophic situation if one of those tunnels had to be taken out of service.  I just heard that Governor-Elect Phil Murphy has asked for the resignations of about 100 New Jersey Transit executives as he takes office.  Will a change of personnel help the situation?

Crowding can be a pain as the number of passengers at Penn Station has tripled over the past 25 years.  You can see that in the photo above.

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