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Codey, McKeon & Jasey: Morris & Essex Line Disruption Yet Another Sign of NJ Transit's Disregard for Commuters

Asm. John McKeon Riders to Face Summer Service Disruption After Recent Derailments, Repeated Delays

Senator Richard J. Codey, Assemblyman John F. McKeon and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey denounced the decision of New Jersey Transit, Amtrak and the Long Island Railroad to disrupt service on the Morris and Essex Line during peak hours in order to complete repairs to New York Penn Station this summer.

"Hard-working men and women in New Jersey are just trying to make ends meet, and NJ Transit takes advantage of the fact that many of them have no other choice but to take the train to work," said McKeon (D-Morris/Essex). "In yet another blatant example of disregard for the commuter, NJ Transit made a unilateral decision to upend the lives of its customers without any consultation from those customers or their representatives in the legislature. Aside from this disrupting Morris and Essex Line commuters, it's going to put additional stress on other train lines and alternate modes of transportation that will have to pick up the slack, and we have no idea whatsoever what the effect of that will be."

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McKeon & Gordon Announce Joint Hearing on Impact of Amtrak/NJ Transit Pact on NY Penn Station Repairs

Asm. John McKeon Assemblyman John McKeon and Senator Bob Gordon on Tuesday announced that the Senate Legislative Oversight and Assembly Judiciary Committees will hold a joint hearing next Wednesday on the impact on New Jersey commuters of the agreement reached by NJ Transit, Amtrak and the Long Island Railroad for extensive repairs to New York Penn Station this summer.

"Gov. Christie's newfound interest in protecting NJ Transit commuters is very little very late," said Assemblyman McKeon (D-Essex/Morris), chairman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee. "Where was the governor when commutes and services were badly deteriorating amid massive fare hikes during the first seven-plus years of his administration? Perhaps the situation wouldn't be this bad had Gov. Christie paid attention and shown deference to commuter concerns. And of course we would be very close to a new trans-Hudson commuter rail tunnel had Gov. Christie not canceled it. Commuters are already facing overcrowding and poor service, and that's apparently going to get worse in the coming weeks, which is hard to believe. Morris and Essex Line riders - many of whom live in my district - in particular are going to be facing major inconvenience and are of major concern. Commuters deserve and will expect answers at our upcoming hearing…"

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Johnson, Vainieri Huttle, Eustace, Schaer, McKeon & Muoio Legislation to Crack Down on Bias-Based False Threats Clears Assembly

Bill was inspired by string of bomb threats that rocked Jewish Community Centers in New Jersey & across the country earlier this year
The full Assembly on Monday unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Tim Eustace, Gary Schaer, John McKeon and Elizabeth Maher Muoio to stiffen the penalties for creating a false public alarm in light of the string of bomb threats that rocked the Jewish community in New Jersey and throughout the country earlier this year.

"This sends a strong message that hate-based intimidation will not be tolerated," said Johnson (D-Bergen). "While the persistent threats we saw earlier this year may have subsided, we want to make it clear that these types of bigoted threats will not be tolerated in our state."

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