The cancellations aggravate commutes for New Jersey residents already coping with reduced schedules as Amtrak performs maintenance at New York’s Pennsylvania Station through the end of August. Some already are adding an hour or more to their daily commutes because of 25 percent less scheduled service and diversions to subways and ferries, said Senator Bob Gordon, a Democrat from Fair Lawn.
New Jersey Transit is having “staffing challenges” that are adding to commuters’ misery, according to Executive Director Steve Santoro. Worker vacations and other days off have forced New Jersey Transit to cancel at least 64 trains since July 1, Santoro told lawmakers on Wednesday. On July 16 alone, 26 trains were scratched. The agency is working with union officials “to ensure every position is covered,” he said.
Crews at Amtrak’s depot replaced switches and made other repairs at “A Interlocking,” a web of tracks in the area of two derailments in April and March, according to Scot Naparstek, chief operating officer of the national passenger railroad. Though New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had predicted “the summer of hell,” major troubles failed to materialize for New Jersey Transit and Long Island Rail Road riders forced to alter or even suspend their commutes.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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