PATH: Restore Service After 10pm
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PATH: Restore Service After 10pm

PATH: Restore Service After 10pm

    1. Petition by

      L Thoms

      United States

Over a month and a half since Hurricane Sandy, the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) is still not running 24 hours, ridiculously shutting down at 10pm — damaging the jobs and lives of Jersey City, Hoboken, Newark, Harrison and surrounding residents. We are all aware the damage at Hoboken was severe and may take several weeks to repair. However, this is not a reason for the PATH to not offer late night service. The delay in Hoboken is more of a reason for the trains to run 24/7 (their scheduled hours for decades). The limited commutes are overcrowded with infrequent trains and poor communication from PATH.  Moreover, there is no excuse for seven hours of service to be cut daily!

We are customers who now have to pay even more money to get home — whether it is buses, which do not run 24 hours and sometimes too crowded to board, ferries or pricey taxis. The MTA, LIRR and NJ Transit all suffered significant damage from Hurricane Sandy, but none of them have slashed seven hours of service daily. We have lives that exist between 10:01pm and 4:59am.  Train service ending at 10pm is unacceptable for a commuter city, especially during the busiest time of the year in NYC/NJ.

The excuse from the PATH?:  "Closing PATH at night is critical to ensuring the safety of our workers and to restoring full service as quickly as possible."  This reasoning worked weeks ago, but it has now been over a month.  PATH commuters have waited long enough. Jobs, local businesses and our personal lives are deeply affected.

Jersey City and the surrounding areas are under an unjust curfew with no logical reason after over four weeks since the storm. This is a disservice to a working class community who need transportation to survive.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Hoboken Encounters Storm’s Increasing Tolls

      L Thoms
      by L Thoms
      Petition Organiser
      Hoboken Faces Continuing Toll From Hurricane Sandy

      HOBOKEN, N.J. - It is happy hour at the Hotel Victor Bar and Grill on a Friday and the place is nearly empty. The evening commuters who would normally be emerging from the PATH train station across the street about this time, filling streets with thousands of potential customers, are nowhere in sight.

    2. Reached 750 signatures
    3. The Story of Our Lives!

      L Thoms
      by L Thoms
      Petition Organiser
      Michael Williams's Twitter Photo

      @RestorePATHNOW "Then just as her evening was starting to get interesting, the clock struck 10pm..." http://t.co/0JtGAAfn

    4. MUST-WATCH VIDEO: Port Authority Board Meeting

      L Thoms
      by L Thoms
      Petition Organiser

      Watch the 21 minute mark with Mandar Mirashi, a PATH commuter, and the 31 minute mark with Joseph Clift, transit advocate:

      http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid44666525001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAAGYHEv4~,dHtJMlbik2pgJLCA-DErLxsWI7K69fNn&bclid=44783804001&bctid=2016676127001

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. CBS New York: Riders Petition For Restoration Of 24-Hour PATH Service

      L Thoms
      by L Thoms
      Petition Organiser
      Riders Petition For Restoration Of 24-Hour PATH Service

      When PATH rail service was restored after superstorm Sandy, it was not to the entire system. Given the flooding, most people seem understand that. But the service that was restored is only in operation from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of NY

    7. Reached 250 signatures
    8. NJ.com: Frustrated late-night PATH commuters take to social media to vent

      L Thoms
      by L Thoms
      Petition Organiser

      The Jersey Journal wrote about our petition and social media. Unfortunately, the PATH lied about their late night bus service.

      Where is this alleged late night bus service?

      How much is it?

      Where does it service?

      Does it go to Hoboken, Newport, Grove, Journal Square, Harrison and Newark?

      http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2012/12/frustrated_late-night_path_tak.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

      Frustrated late-night PATH commuters take to social media to vent, restore service

      Fed up with not being able to take the PATH into or out of New York after 10 p.m., some commuters have created an online protest to urge the Port Authority via Twitter, Facebook and Change.org to restore late-night service on the trains.

    9. Reached 200 signatures
    10. Article: The Port Authority’s Cloudy Future

      L Thoms
      by L Thoms
      Petition Organiser

      An article detailing the many budget issues with the PATH. Is this the real reason why they cut service at 10pm?

      http://www.city-journal.org/2012/22_4_port-authority.html

      The Port Authority's Cloudy Future by Nicole Gelinas, City Journal Autumn 2012

      The Port Authority's Cloudy Future The transportation agency has mortgaged itself to the hilt to rebuild the World Trade Center, leaving few resources for its real mission. JIN LEE/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES New Yorkers have watched One World Trade Center gradually define the downtown skyline.

    11. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Tristan Manukyan JERSEY CITY, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      I work in NYC at night and I've lost a lot of work due to the path being closed after 10. I can barely pay bill.

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    • Harriet Jones STROUDSBURG, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      I travel to and from New York visiting family members and the easiest way of travel is through transit. This new schedule change has both inconvenienced me and at times prevented me from staying longer with my family.

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    • Jacky Hines STEUBENVILLE, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      This form of transportation is vital to the well-being of my son and his friends as they use it to travel to and from work, as well as, travel for non- work related activities.

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    • RUPEN PATEL JERSEY CITY, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      I FINISH WORKING 10PM IN NEWARK I FIND NO OTHER WAY TO GO HOME

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    • Tyler Richards JERSEY CITY, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      Although I am very great full that I did not loose more durning Sandy not having the PATH has been a very hard problem to live with.

      I work late hours and have not been able to work them because there is NO 24/7 service back into Nj. There is not even a bridge to walk over. There are many reasons that we NEED 24/7 service back!!

      PLEASE!! PLEASE!! PLEASE!!

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