Fulop slams PATH privatization option, likens it to ARC tunnel killing

The Port Authority overhaul plan advanced by Gov. Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo contains the possible elimination of PATH, which Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop soundly rejected.

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The Port Authority plan advanced by Gov. Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo contains the possible elimination of PATH, which Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop soundly rejected.

The governors embraced the plan whole rejecting bills proposed by the legislature and championed by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37).

According to the Star-Ledger, the plan “floats the idea of eliminating overnight PATH service and turning over its operation to an outside organization — public or private.”

“This is one of the dumbest ideas that has been proposed in the last six years,” Fulop said in a statement. “Similar to the cancellation of the important ARC tunnel, we see again that Trenton is proposing another mistake and has no appreciation for the importance of mass transportation for the region. Whether it is nights, weekdays, or weekends, the future of New Jersey’s  economic growth in residential and commercial development is tied to an increase in service on PATH and similar transit systems not a decrease.”

 

Fulop slams PATH privatization option, likens it to ARC tunnel killing