HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A report is calling for having a third party run the PATH trains between New Jersey and New York City and scaling back the transit system’s hours, a proposal that upsets transit advocates.
The suggestion to eliminate PATH service between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on weeknights was part of a report from a special panel formed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reform the Port Authority.
The governors offered the recommendations as they both vetoed an overhaul of the Port Authority.
The bill would have overhauled the agency by requiring an independent annual audit, creating an inspector general’s office, restricting lobbying and creating a whistleblower protection program. It also would have required Port Authority board members to swear they’ll act in good faith.