NJT Promises No “Major” Cuts for Year

NJT Executive Director Richard Sarles said at the corporation’s board meeting in July that the 2009–2010 budget called for no “major” service reductions, despite a cut in aid from the State.  The Lackawanna Coalition remains skeptical of this claim, since the 2008 elimination of more than 40% of off-peak service on the Morris & Essex Line, including essentially all through service to Hoboken on weekends, was deemed a mere “service adjustment” by NJT.  We continue to express our concern that the upcoming year can still bring service cuts that NJT will not consider major, but will result in serious inconvenience to riders.