Thank you for your email dated June 11, 2012 regarding the unfortunate incident at Newark Penn Station earlier this month. Please be sure we are taking this incident and the request for more cameras/enforcement seriously.
First, we did our due diligence to understand what Transit already has in place enforcement-wise. We learned that there are surveillance cameras on Platform 1 and at the PATH turnstiles. However, you are correct that camera coverage is limited in the area where the fight took place.
Transit is currently undergoing a review of the camera status for all the platforms. Upon completion, a decision will be made about adding additional camera coverage. The Governor’s Office remains in communication with Transit on this issue and will let you know when the preliminary investigation is complete.
Christina M. Genovese
Director of Departmental Relations
Office of Legislative & Intergovernmental Affairs
Office of the Governor