Murphy defends NJ Transit performance amid increased cancellations

Samantha Liebman
July 19, 2019 - 9:49 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has been boasting about making progress in straightening out NJ Transit, saying commuters are experiencing fewer cancellations and delays this year but the data indicates otherwise at least for the month of June.

Commuters expressed their frustration.

One commuter said, “A lot of cancelled trains, a lot of delayed trains, pretty much inconvenience, that’s the best way I can put it.”

According to NJ Transit, 373 trains were canceled this June, a 52 percent increase from last year.

Murphy said “I don't have a complete answer on the specifics of June but in the aggregate the data is getting better.”

NJ Transit says Amtrak issues and an engineer shortage which they’re working on contributed to the dismal June.

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