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Old 11-26-2012, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Anyone here work for or know someone who works for the Port Authority? Any indication at all on a potential date for when service will be resumed. Even a ball park (this year, March 2013, anything?). The lack of communication is really frustrating. There are other options-- but knowing some sort of time frame will help make planning easier (buying a monthly vs. single rides, what to do for holidays, etc).
I agree communication from the Port Authority is been terrible through this crisis (although it's never been good anyway). No press releases, no press conferences, no responses to online questions, nothing. PATHVISION has outdated information (as of today, PATHVISION doesn't acknowledge that Newark, 9th or Christopher stations are open).

I asked a conductor last week when Hoboken service might come back. He said he didn't know.

PATH isn't nearly as customer-focused as NJT or MTA. From the Port Authority's point of view they have a lot of competing interests (bridges/tunnels, port terminals, airports, REAL ESTATE, and Path). PATH loses money. So I can only imagine how it ranks in the pecking order. Heck, every day the PATH isn't running full service is a day the PA probably saves some money. And it doesn't appear there's any pressure from politicians or anyone else to hurry up and bring Hoboken service or late night service back.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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It probably won't be open for a good 5-6 months. Many of those months will be spent by utility workers eating taylor ham and cheese sandwiches, taking naps, and picking they're butts until they are forced to work harder.

But you know, anything to see young professionals get pissy in the morning by having to take the bus.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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It probably won't be open for a good 5-6 months. Many of those months will be spent by utility workers eating taylor ham and cheese sandwiches, taking naps, and picking they're butts until they are forced to work harder.

But you know, anything to see young professionals get pissy in the morning by having to take the bus.

Actually, your gloomy prediction is not accurate, according to the latest press PA release.
While the latest news about the Hoboken PATH terminal is not good, it is nowhere near as bad as your prediction.

(They're butts? )

Hoboken PATH station won't re-open for weeks, officials say | NJ.com
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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I agree communication from the Port Authority is been terrible through this crisis (although it's never been good anyway). No press releases, no press conferences, no responses to online questions, nothing. PATHVISION has outdated information (as of today, PATHVISION doesn't acknowledge that Newark, 9th or Christopher stations are open).

I asked a conductor last week when Hoboken service might come back. He said he didn't know.

PATH isn't nearly as customer-focused as NJT or MTA. From the Port Authority's point of view they have a lot of competing interests (bridges/tunnels, port terminals, airports, REAL ESTATE, and Path). PATH loses money. So I can only imagine how it ranks in the pecking order. Heck, every day the PATH isn't running full service is a day the PA probably saves some money. And it doesn't appear there's any pressure from politicians or anyone else to hurry up and bring Hoboken service or late night service back.
First of all, not all of Hoboken NJT service is restored. The NJCL, which normally has trains going in and out of both Hoboken and NY Penn still has no Hoboken Service. The ticket counters and the stores in Hoboken are not open, either.

I get pathalerts several times a day, but I agree, they aren't giving out information as to when Hoboken will be restored. I'm guessing they don't have a firm handle on the timetable. However, the damage to the PATH equipment/signal system and the PATH cars (more than 50 out of 350 were damaged by water--most of the electronic components are underneath the floors of the cars, and that's what got wet) is separate from the damage to the rest of Hoboken Terminal. The parts to fix this aren't sitting on a stockroom shelf somewhere.

But, they do have info on the PA/PATH website:

PATH - The Port Authority of NY & NJ

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