PATH Train to Continue Running All Night Long

PATH Train to Continue Running All Night Long

Mayors, Councilpersons, Congresspersons, Senators, Assemblymen, Advocates…

Hell, we could hyperlink this entire post with the list of people who thought this was a bad idea.

Then yesterday we saw a significant crack in the armor, as the Governor’s head of transportation called the looming cuts to overnight PATH Train service, “a bad idea.”

Earlier today, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced that they had secured a commitment from Port Authority Chairman John Degnan to indefinitely table plans to eliminate overnight PATH service.

In what is seen as a victory for New Jersey residents, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer says, “With 56% of Hoboken residents using public transportation to commute each day—the highest rate not just in the state, but in the nation—the success of our community and region is intrinsically linked to a robust mass transit system. Going forward, we should be focused on ideas to expand, not cut public transportation options within our region.”

Many New Jersey residents use the PATH Train on a near-daily basis to commute and/or socialize in New York City. The impact on quality of life, income earning potential and even property values in the face of these proposed cuts would have been significant.

But for now, Hobokenites can freely enjoy the existing service that likely convinced them to move here in the first place…


Authored by: hMAG

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