Ahead of a public meeting with NJ Transit officials this week to discuss the prolonged closure of the Atlantic City Rail Line, Assemblymen Mazzeo and Armato released the following statement on NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett’s failure to reopen the line after the installation of positive train control:
“As the leader of NJ Transit, Kevin Corbett should be able to offer honest answers as to why the Atlantic City Rail Line remains closed. But all he’s done is mislead commuters time and time again,” said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). “When Corbett came to Atlantic City last summer to talk to commuters, he assured them the trains would be back up and running by Jan. 1. We’ve blown past that deadline with no end in sight. With the work on positive train control complete, Corbett needs to give us a good and honest reason for the Atlantic City Rail Line closure.”
“Kevin Corbett has tried to ease the fears of commuters who believe the Atlantic City Rail Line will be shut down indefinitely. It hasn’t worked,” said Armato (D-Atlantic). “Commuters remain more nervous than ever about its future. It doesn’t help that NJ Transit, under Corbett’s leadership, refuses to disclose the real reasons the line is still closed. If Corbett and other NJ Transit officials respect the commuters that rely on the agency to go about their daily lives, they will help them understand what’s behind the shutdown and exactly when the line will reopen.”
The meeting is scheduled for Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Atlantic City Rail Terminal, 1 Atlantic City Expressway Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Assemblymen Mazzeo and Armato plan to attend.