N.J. Legislature to Probe Four Days of Delays in July

An Amtrak trains passes through the Newark Liberty International Airport trains station in Newark, N.J., in 2003.
An Amtrak trains passes through the Newark Liberty International Airport trains station in Newark, N.J., in 2003. (Photo by Todd DeFeo)

New Jersey lawmakers next month will hold a hearing to look into the four days of transit delays on the Northeast Corridor in July, NJ.com reported.

Amtrak Executive Vice President and Chief of NEC Business Development Stephen Gardner will appear before the Legislative Oversight Committee, according to the report.

Transit advocates say the days of delays highlight the need for infrastructure improvements on the Northeast Corridor. Traffic in and out of New York City, for example, must pass through a pair of 115-year-old train tunnels under the Hudson River.

disabled Amtrak train on July 28 in one of the two tunnels causeddelays among Amtrak and NJ Transit trains.