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**MONDAY ADVISORY** – Committee Hearing in Bergen County Seeks Commuter Input on Port Authority Capital Plan

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TRENTON – The Senate Legislative Oversight Committee will hold a hearing on the proposed 2017-2026 Port Authority Capital Plan in Bergenfield on Monday, January 30th, with an evening session included to make it easier for commuters to testify.

The committee wants to hear from bus and rail commuters about where they believe the Port Authority should be putting its resources over the next 10 years.

In addition to the new Port Authority Bus Terminal, the hearing will focus on improvements to the current bus terminal and the Lincoln Tunnel, the Port Authority’s role in the Gateway Rail Tunnel project, the PATH extension to Newark Airport, and options to increase PATH capacity, including the expansion of PATH platforms from the current eight rail cars to 10 cars in length.

The Senate Legislative Oversight Committee hearing will begin at 3 p.m. in the Executive Chambers of the Bergenfield Municipal Building at 198 North Washington Avenue in Bergenfield.

The committee will receive testimony from state and local government officials, transportation policy experts and advocates from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., then will hear from commuters during an evening session to start at 6:30 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. or later.