New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Touts More Drivers, Buses as Solution to NJ Transit Overcrowding - NBC New York

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Touts More Drivers, Buses as Solution to NJ Transit Overcrowding

Murphy announced that the agency would hire 40 more drivers

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    NJ Gov. Phil Murphy Plans Hiring to Help NJ Transit

    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is counting on a hiring push to help alleviate overcrowding and on-time problems for New Jersey Transit's buses. Brian Thompson reports.

    (Published Monday, April 23, 2018)

    What to Know

    • New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is counting on a hiring push to help alleviate overcrowding and on-time problems for New Jersey Transit's buses

    • Murphy announced Monday that the agency would hire 40 more drivers, which will enable more buses to be deployed on overcrowded routes

    • Several bus routes in northern and southern New Jersey will be monitored closely for on-time performance

    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is counting on a hiring push to help alleviate overcrowding and on-time problems for New Jersey Transit's buses.

    Murphy announced Monday that the agency would hire 40 more drivers.

    NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett says that will enable more buses to be deployed on routes in Bergen, Hudson and Union counties where overcrowding is especially problematic.

    Several bus routes in northern and southern New Jersey will be monitored closely for on-time performance.

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    Murphy and Corbett called it "targeted relief." It's part of the Democratic governor's plan to overhaul NJ Transit, an agency he has called "a national disgrace."

    NJ Transit provided about 12 million passenger trips on buses in January, the most recent month for which data are available.


    Murphy's announcement comes on the same day that Manhattan officials unveiled the MTA's Bus Action Plan to improve its deteriorating bus service.


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