To fix NJ Transit, the governor needs to solve his fiscal crisis. This is a recording | Editorial

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It was one year ago when Gov. Murphy pledged that his fiscal 2019 budget would “nearly triple funding to NJ Transit – an additional $242 million investment to get the agency back on its feet,” and crowed that this would send “a strong signal that a better day and better service (are) coming.”

Only it was really $98 million, and the agency, reeling from almost a decade of horrendous neglect, spent the year dealing with a cacophony of customer outrage — the inevitable result of rampant cancellations, unbearable delays, reduced schedules, engineering shortages, technology updates, and the dysfunctional underpinnings left behind by eight years of patronage hires.

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