NJ Transit executive director James Weinstein says that the agency may announce its fare hikes and “across-the-system” service cuts tomorrow. According to the Star-Ledger, "As many as two to four trains will be cut from every line, and fares could jump by [nearly 30%] the largest amount in years. For example, a $5.50 train ride from Hackensack to New York could cost another $1.50."
Not only that, bus riders will have to wait another 5-10 minutes and around 200 workers may be laid off. NJ Transit has a $300 million budget shortfall. Weinstein told the Record's editorial board, “We’re trying to make this painful situation the least painful it can be,” but there is outrage. Jeff Tittel of the New Jersey Sierra Club said, "New Jersey may end up destroying one of the best transportation systems in the country."