Mazzeo and Armato Statement on Public Meeting with NJ Transit Regarding Atlantic City Rail Line Closure

Continuing efforts to demand answers from NJ Transit on the Atlantic City rail line closure, Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo and John Armato released the following statement on next week’s public meeting with NJ Transit officials:

“Since the day the Atlantic City Rail Line closed in September, riders have waited and waited in anticipation for the line to reopen. But months later, it’s still closed, and NJ Transit has failed to give us a straight answer as to why,” said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). “We’ve heard from people who depend on the rail line every day to get to work or school, veterans who ride the train to see specialist doctors in Philadelphia, and tourists who come to Atlantic City by rail. After months of inconvenience and struggle, it’s about time they got an explanation. It’s not just transportation we need; it’s transparency.”

“If NJ Transit wants to come to Atlantic City, they better bring answers,” said Armato (D-Atlantic). “The longer the rail line stays closed, the more our city and residents feel the burden. Peak tourism season will be here before we know it, and passengers have already been forced to seek alternate transportation for recent events in Atlantic City. Commuters, tourists, and passengers can’t wait any longer. We stand with our community demanding answers to the tough questions facing NJ Transit, including the biggest of all; Why, after all this time, is the Atlantic City Rail Line still closed?”

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.