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Murphy: NJ Transit to turn focus toward improving communication, reliability

December 17, 2018 - 3:48 pm

TRENTON, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Gov. Phil Murphy called it a 'new day at NJ Transit' as he announced the completion of the Federal Railroad Administration's year-end milestone for installing positive train control.

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“It’s a new day at NJ TRANSIT,” Murphy said. “We promised the people of New Jersey that we would start making it right at NJ TRANSIT and this achievement shows we are doing just that.  Make no mistake.  There’s still a lot of work left to do on PTC, but this is a major step forward as we continue to rebuild our mass transit system.”

Speaking at a new conference, the governor said since Congress passed the law requiring PTC, officials were obsessed with making sure the work got done.

"What this announcement means to customers is that NJ Transit can now focus its energies on improving communications, and conditions and on on time reliability and service," Murphy said.

Congressman Bill Pascrell thanked the governor for making the PTC completion one of his highest priorities.