NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Several months after incoming New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy vowed substantial reforms at New Jersey Transit, commuters are ready to revolt.
Dozens of last-minute train cancellations in recent days have caused havoc on a system that already experiences overcrowding and regular delays due to aging infrastructure.
NJ Transit says the cancellations are caused by engineer absences at a time when train crews also are being pulled off regular duty to test a federally mandated emergency braking system.
A spokesman for the engineers' union didn't immediately comment Tuesday.
After his election, Murphy, a Democrat, called NJ Transit "a national disgrace" and said he would make it a top priority to improve the system's performance.
NJ Transit is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system.