Atlantic City Rail Line Still Not Running, South Jersey Assemblymen Want to Know Why

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Two South Jersey Assemblymen are speaking about the recent reports that New Jersey Transit officials do not need federal approval to reopen the Atlantic City Rail Line as previously suggested by the transit agency.

On Tuesday, February 5th, Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo and John Armato released a joint statement in response to news of Federal Railroad Administration officials clarifying that New Jersey Transit officials do not need approval from the organization to restore service on the Atlantic City Rail Line.

In the statement the Assemblymen say, "Commuters and passengers deserve answers; they’ve carried an unnecessary burden since the line closed in September, with seemingly no end in sight. It’s time for NJ Transit to disclose the real reasons for why it won’t restore service, and provide a specific date for when riders can get back aboard.” 

The rail line was closed back in September so agency officials could install a positive train control system on its rail fleet throughout the state.

Installation was completed in December.

The Atlantic City Rail Line was scheduled to reopen at the start of the year, but has since been pushed back.

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