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Amtrak CEO tells state lawmakers Penn Station repairs to cause more delays

Posted on May 1, 2017

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TRENTON, N.J. — Amtrak’s CEO Wick Moorman told New Jersey lawmakers, who want answers about recent rail problems at the transportation hub that have created chaos for commuters, that accelerated repairs at Penn Station this summer will require two or three “significant” disruptions to service, CBS New York reports.

Moorman, who was joined by Amtrak’s VP Scot Napastek and NJ Transit Executive Director Steve Santoro, issued an apology to commuters at the start of his testimony and said that reports that Amtrak was not working to keep the Northeast Corridor in a state of good repair were categorically false.

Amtrak officials plan to meet with LIRR and NJ TRANSIT officials next week with the hope of publishing a plan for track closures by the second week in May so that commuters can plan ahead, as part of its 14-month track renewal project plan. For the full story, click here.

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