Van Drew Airs Grievances About ACRL Shutdown on Floor of House of Representatives

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Congressman Jeff Van Drew took his concerns about the continued shutdown of the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) to the floor of the House of Representatives.

On Thursday, February 7th, Van Drew, who represents New Jersey's Second Congressional District, spoke on the House floor about his and his constituents' frustration with NJ Transit.

The agency shut down the ACRL back in September, saying the trains would start running again in the beginning of 2019.

Recently, NJ Transit officials announced that the reopening of the ACRL has been delayed until the second quarter, which could be up to five months from now.

Van Drew says that it's time for NJ Transit to not only start the trains running again, but to also provide answers on why the line was shut down to begin with.

"This is the time for New Jersey Transit to do the right thing for the sake of our commuters," said Van Drew. "To do the right thing for the sake of our workers, to do the right thing for the state of New Jersey."

The ACRL was suspended back in September so the agency could install positive train control.

Installation was completed in December, but the reasons the agency has given for not reopening the line immediately have been unclear.


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