AMTRAK FAILING TO KEEP UP THEIR PART OF THE BARGAIN WITH COMMUTERS AND NEW JERSEY TRANSIT

 

NJ Transit pays millions of dollars to federally controlled Amtrak, Yet Amtrak Has Failed to Provide the Services We Expect

 

TRENTON, N.J. – After four consecutive days of major delays for New Jersey commuters, Sen. Tom Kean, Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, and Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz are demanding answers. The legislators are insisting on a meeting with officials from Amtrak.

“After the series of delays this week, commuters deserve a detailed explanation as to what’s going on as well as what is going to be done to prevent these issues from reoccurring,” said Kean. “Delays of this nature wreak havoc on commuters’ schedules and their work obligations. It is simply unacceptable.”

“People need to get to work, but every day this week there has been trouble. It is aggravating and unacceptable,” said Bramnick. “It costs money and productivity when hard-working New Jersey residents can’t get to their jobs. Commuters want to know what’s happening and why it is happening. We’re not getting what we’ve paid for, and we’re looking for answers.”

“We want to get answers for the commuters who are paying the price for shoddy maintenance and poor customer service,” said Muñoz. “The frustration of these long delays makes it almost impossible to have any confidence in Amtrak’s reliability.”