WNYC Radio reports that John Degnan, Chair of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, has announced that PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) trains will continue to operate at overnight hours, at least for the foreseeable future. A report released by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had recommended that service between 1:00 and 5:00 in the morning be eliminated, as a cost-saving measure. The recommendation, found at pages 81 and 82 of the 99-page report, was the only one that would have adversely affected mobility in the region. It was not received positively by residents or elected officials in Hudson County, where PATH trains run.
The Lackawanna Coalition also opposes eliminating the service, and suggests that there will be an increasing need for late-night transit service in an around New York City, including on such NJ Transit rail lines as the Morris & Essex Line.