New Jersey’s top lawmakers want to hear from New Jersey Transit commuters who deal with the worst of the beleaguered agency and its commuting woes as part of a committee formed to investigate its “continued failures.”
Wednesday evening’s meeting will be the first of a Select Committee on NJ Transit and chaired by Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-3rd District, who unveiled the committee on Oct. 1 to gauge how the agency can be turned around.
The committee will look into chronic delays and cancellations, fueled by under-staffing and equipment failures, which Sweeney described as “inexcusable.”
“We want to give commuters and other passengers the opportunity to provide input on the problems they experience and their ideas on how the service can be improved,” Sweeney said in a statement last week.
Gov. Phil Murphy has promised full cooperation with lawmakers on the committee. Wednesday’s meeting will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hoboken Station, 1 Hudson Place in Hoboken.
The committee will also be headed by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, D-37th District, who has been critical of how NJ Transit has run under Murphy and his Republican predecessor, Gov. Chris Christie.