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Mayors, Lawmakers to Speak Against PATH Cuts

Mayors, Lawmakers to Speak Against PATH Cuts
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PATH recommendations protested by New Jersey lawmakers

Local, state and federal lawmakers want to send a message: don't reduce rail service between New York City and northern New Jersey.

A news conference is scheduled for Monday afternoon at Jersey City's Grove Street PATH station in response to last month's recommendations released by Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The governors advocate cutting costs on the money-losing rail line by curtailing overnight service.

That's angered residents of Hoboken, Jersey City and Newark. The mayors of all three cities plus Rep. Albio Sires (SEEH'-res) and others are scheduled to attend Monday's event.

PATH, operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, carries an estimated 73 million riders annually but revenue per rider is low compared to other transit systems around the country.