Today, Amtrak announced more details regarding its upcoming Penn Station repair program, which is set to begin in about a month.
In a joint letter sent out late Thursday night, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for the privatization of Penn Station and its operations.
In a hearing similar to the one in New Jersey about a few weeks ago, top Amtrak executives were questioned today by New York lawmakers about the recent issues plaguing New York Penn Station.
The latest in a string of long commutes, an Amtrak signal problem around 4pm caused massive delays at Penn Station, the nation’s busiest railroad station.
Commuters from New Jersey and Long Island could be in for a rough ride this summer. Parts of Amtrak’s summer Penn Station repair plans have leaked to the Associated Press and The New York Times, and it doesn’t look pretty.
On a call with reporters this morning, Amtrak CEO Charles “Wick” Moorman discussed the railroad’s plans for the future at Penn Station, the nation’s busiest rail station. After a multitude of train derailments, power failures, and anger expressed by the region, Amtrak has laid out an ambitious preliminary plan for how to tackle the aging infrastructure that transports hundreds of thousands of people every day. The plan tries to solve many different issues at the station — both mechanical and political.
Both the State of New York, and its Metropolitan Transportation Authority, seem to be running out of patience with Amtrak.