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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Morris & Essex Line Mayors Team Up to Hold NJ Transit Accountable

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Sixteen Mayors along the Morris & Essex Line join South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Maplewood Mayor Victor De Luca in asking the Governor, DOT, and NJ Transit to do better.

In the two weeks following a statement submitted by South Orange and Maplewood regarding NJ Transit delays and cancellations, sixteen additional mayors and communities serviced by the Morris & Essex Line partnered together to issue a second statement calling for immediate action from the Governor, Department of Transportation and NJ Transit.  In addition to South Orange and Maplewood, communities include: Hoboken, Morristown, Summit, Madison, City of Orange, Chatham, Berkeley Heights, Long Hill, Netcong, Bernards Township, New Providence, Millburn, Hackettstown, Denville, West Orange and Dover. You may view the letter below.

As cancellations and delays continue to adversely impact riders, local leaders are asking for better communications, adding additional bus and ferry service, cross-honoring, leveraging partnerships, performance metrics and support for long term capital plans impacting the line.

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