NJ Lawmaker Wants Answer on NJ Transit River LINE

A N.J. Transit train in Montvale, N.J., in March 2018.
A N.J. Transit train in Montvale, N.J., in March 2018. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

NJ Transit has been operating the River LINE on a Sunday/ Holiday schedule for more than two weeks, citing operator availability and supply chain issues as the reasons for the lack of service, a state lawmaker said.

“While occasional interruptions can be forgiven as anomalies, it is shameful what the River LINE riders have had to endure,” Senate Majority Whip, Senator Troy Singleton said in a statement. “In a quest to make our state greener and to create less congestion on our roadways, we encourage people to use mass transit. However, our mass transit system, especially here in South Jersey, needs to be reliable and dependable.

“Unfortunately, the River LINE has long been plagued with maintenance and staffing issues. It is time that NJ Transit prioritizes the passengers, many of whom are state workers, who depend on this line to get to work every day,” Singleton added. “In addition to the short term, immediate resolution that will restore full service during peak hours, I urge NJ Transit to develop a long-term solution to prevent these prolonged service interruptions from happening again in the future.”

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