Proposal for Multi-Rail Collaboration Part of Murphy’s Plan for Fixing NJTransit
Newark — Phil Murphy today welcomed the news that Amtrak CEO Charles Moorman has embraced his concept of a new partnership between Amtrak, NJTransit, and the LIRR to focus on improvements in and around Penn Station.
Murphy first proposed such a partnership last week in laying out his vision for fixing NJTransit and restoring the state’s mass transit agency to competence and reliability. He faulted Governor Christie for pointing fingers and failing to put forward a substantive plan while commuters were forced to withstand interminable delays.
“Improving the commuter experience at Penn Station is an all-hands-on-deck job, and one that must be done with Amtrak, the LIRR, and NJTransit working together on capital planning,” said Murphy. “I welcome Mr. Moorman’s endorsement of this partnership, and call on Governor Christie and NJTransit to immediately come to the table and get this process moving. If they won’t, as governor, I will. Viewing NJTransit as a partner and not just a tenant at Penn Station is an important first step in improving service for New Jersey commuters.”