Port Authority Recommends Cutting PATH Service

The Port Authority released a controversial report over the weekend that recommends cutting overnight and weekend service for Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) service. So far, the governors of New York and New Jersey support the plan.
December 30, 2014, 8am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A report by the Port Authority that’s supported by the governors of New York and New Jersey floats the idea of eliminating overnight PATH service and turning over the system's operation to an outside organization — public or private," reports Matt Friedman.

The 99-page report, released Saturday night, says that "the PATH performs financially worse than other mass transit systems, the panel said it 'could achieve operational and capital savings estimated to be at least $10 million per year from stopping service altogether between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on weeknights.' The panel also suggested eliminating overnight weekend service, and left open the possibility of operating buses as an alternative to the trains."

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