Governor Cuomo published a letter to President Trump on Sunday asking the federal government help bail New Yorkers out of a looming mass transit crisis at Penn Station, a situation Cuomo likened to a natural disaster.
“While this is not a hurricane or flood it will affect as many people and businesses with dire consequences,” Cuomo writes. “Like a natural disaster, we didn’t create it but our public offices require we address it.”
Commuters who take NJ Transit and LIRR have suffered nightmare commutes in recent weeks with delays, signal problems and derailments becoming a daily fact of life. Travel to and from Penn Station has become so bad an increased police presence has been needed to contain the angry, sweaty crowds.
To make matters worse, Amtrak recently announced plans to make emergency repairs this summer, which could take six weeks or more and lead to an estimated 20 percent reduction in service for commuters from New Jersey and Long Island. Read more at NY POST.