POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Overnight PATH service won’t be cut, Port Authority chair says

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop condemned the proposed cut in service at a news conference earlier this month. – (ANDREW GEORGE)

By Andrew George for NJBIZ

A controversial cost-cutting proposal to eliminate overnight PATH service has been indefinitely tabled by Port Authority Chairman John Degnan.

Following a meeting Tuesday with Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Secaucus), Degnan issued a letter reiterating his commitment to setting the issue aside for now.

Degnan added that if the proposal were to re-emerge, “any proposed reduction in PATH service would first require detailed study, consultation with local public officials and other interested parties and, of course, a series of public hearings to be attended by commissioners, including me.”

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