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sutisuc t1_j6guund wrote

Hell I’ll settle for trains every ten minutes instead of 20 during the middle of the god damn week day on the NWK-WTC line


reputationStan t1_j6i7e6v wrote

no cause those 20 min intervals on the weekend and midday weekdays are not it 😭

the trains get so packed and since it’s winter we’re all wearing coats it gets so uncomfortable 😩


Knobbies4Ever t1_j6gnct9 wrote

Nope - not until real political pressure is applied to the Governor of NJ. Until then, Port Authority will prove minimal viable product.


Nuplex t1_j6hbvia wrote

Why just NJ? PATH is managed by both governors.

Really PATH should just be owned by an NJ authority. NY has very little interest in improving the service, and as a result, so does the Port Authority. If it were an NJ commission our complaints would actually mean something.


GoHuskies1984 t1_j6hlzr0 wrote

That would take a NJ governor who isn't elected by the suburbs. If anything improvements to NJ Transit is more important to the suburban NJ voters.


Nuplex t1_j6hsp8b wrote

The authority owning PATH does not need to be NJ Transit. In fact nationwide its rare for urban systems to be run by surbaban transit organizations due to exactly what you said. That's why the set up of the MTA is weird.

Ideally it'd be a Hudson & Essex County based authority.


sutisuc t1_j6j5ltv wrote

Eh no NJ governor can win without the support of the suburbs but Murphy absolutely would not have won either term as governor without landslide numbers in our cities. He should absolutely be doing more to alleviate issues with the PATH and seemed to be dedicated to making Newark more of a place of importance in his first term but has since pivoted to try and become more “moderate” in appeal so he can got trounced in the first round of a presidential primary


FinalIntern8888 t1_j6jmz94 wrote

He should be improving PATH service and not widening the turnpike.


NewNewark t1_j6h0jtu wrote

Best I can do for you is cut frequency again and say it's for your safety

(Real story, PATCO tried to do this a couple of years ago, they said running one train an hour instead of every 40 minutes was safer because more people would be riding each train)


Peach-Os t1_j6hs918 wrote

I saw someone post about this. Basically they said that the PATH is a commuter rail and not public transit because they operate during business hours well, but do f*** all on nights and weekends.


FinalIntern8888 t1_j6ie5oe wrote

Pretty sure PATH itself considers itself a commuter rail. Every question on their app survey is about how often do you take the train to work. I’m sure they’ll use the results of the survey to cut weekday service, too.


Amsterdaamer t1_j6jznc5 wrote

I think it is legally considered commuter rail despite its de facto operation as urban rapid transit.


JerseyCityNJ t1_j6mynjo wrote

The PATH schedule is the definition of "We could easily do better if we wanted to... but nahhhhhhh."


NCreature t1_j6nrn10 wrote

And still light years better than the MTA which is the sad part. Yes the MTA has OMNY and a few other things they get sort of right, but the overall quality and experience is not good.


VanWorst t1_j6go6xn wrote

My hope is once Pompidou opens and they realize how difficult it is for New Yorkers to get there on weekends.


pixel_of_moral_decay t1_j6gu2n7 wrote

Yea... if you think a measurable number of people are traveling that far for a tiny little museum annex, I've got a bridge to sell you.


skunkachunks t1_j6hhddb wrote

Ohh is it the pedestrian bridge over the Hudson from JC to FiDi? I’ve got about $10


VanWorst t1_j6hsd07 wrote

Nah, I'd prefer an underwater mall, thank you very much.


Ilanaspax t1_j6itomu wrote

Why would the PATH give a shit about the Pompidou?


VanWorst t1_j6j0ncd wrote

Phil Murphy's wife Tammy was heavily involved in bringing it here.


Ilanaspax t1_j6j4fil wrote

Oh so it’s not just Fulop getting his palms greased for this terrible deal?

Cool cool