Van Drew Calls Out New Jersey Transit, Introduces Bill to Prevent Future Government Shutdowns

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Congressman Jeff Van Drew is calling New Jersey Transit's recent actions concerning the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) "unacceptable."

Van Drew issued a statement on Friday, January 25th, following news of a five-month delay to reopen the ACRL, which was promised to be reopened at the start of the new year.

Citing the growing frustration among South Jersey commuters, Van Drew said, "It feels like South Jersey is getting the short end of the stick and I will not tolerate this."

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The rail line was suspended back in September so New Jersey Transit could install positive train control equipment on its rail fleet throughout the state.

Van Drew added he will immediately be calling NJ Transit officials to get to the bottom of this new delay.

And in response to the longest federal government shutdown in history, Van Drew announced the introduction of a bipartisan bill to prevent future shutdowns, ensuring essential government services aren’t disrupted and protecting taxpayers.

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