Wisniewski Announces Postponement of Transportation Committee Hearing on Future of PATH Service

Assembly Transportation & Independent Authorities Committee Chair John S. Wisniewski on Wednesday announced that he is postponing a planned hearing to discuss the future of trans-Hudson PATH service and its role within the Port Authority that had been scheduled for tomorrow.

The committee was scheduled to take testimony from the public and invited guests concerning the report of the Bi-State Special Panel on the Future of the Port Authority which included a proposal to eliminate overnight PATH service to and from New York City, as well as the Port Authority’s 10 year proposed Capital Plan to extend PATH service to Newark Airport.

“In light of Port Authority Chairman Degnan’s inability to attend tomorrow’s hearing, as well as the announcement today that the proposal to eliminate overnight service has been tabled for the moment, we are postponing tomorrow’s scheduled hearing on the future of PATH service in New Jersey.

“The outcry over the Port Authority’s proposal to eliminate overnight PATH service underscored just how critical this transportation system is to North Jersey commuters.

“The legislature and this committee’s proper role is to ask questions and inquire into the recommendations made by the Special Panel on the Future of the Port Authority. When we reschedule this hearing all of the relevant stakeholders will be at the table to discuss the role of the PATH system within the Port Authority and how this service can be tailored to best meet the growing needs of our commuters,” said Wisniewski (D-Middlesex).