Posted Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Morris Township Municipal Building 6-8 p.m. on Monday

State Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti will join Assemblyman Anthony Bucco at a public meeting  especially geared towards rail for commuters to be held next Monday evening, March 11, in Morris Township.Morris Rail Commuters: State DOT Commissioner to Listen and Take Questions at March 11 Public Meeting

The meeting, which will run from 6-8 p.m., will be held  Morris Township Municipal Building, which is located at 50 Woodland Avenue in Morris Township. Residents will be able to question the commissioner and her staff during the event on topics related to motor vehicle and mass transit in the state.

Assemblyman Bucco asked the commissioner to join him during a private conference call with members of the Assembly Transportation Committee just prior to a recent hearing. He has called for immediate action to fix some of NJ Transit’s obvious and more urgent problems and has twice called for public hearings in Trenton.

His goal in setting up the public meeting is to provide commuters information about long-term benchmarks that state transportation officials have set for fixing the state’s rails, and to have commuters share their experiences.

“Turning around NJ Transit’s record as the nation’s most troubled railroad could take years,” said Bucco.  “But we can’t do that without better communication between transportation officials and commuters. The time for finger pointing and excuses needs to end. I am grateful that the commissioner will join me so we can address that problem immediately.”