Plan to Cut PATH Overnight Service Put on Hold

NEWARK (AP) -

Less than three weeks after the governors of New York and New Jersey recommended cutting overnight PATH service, the proposal was put on hold after opposition from residents and elected officials.

In a letter dated Tuesday, Port Authority Chairman John Degnan said that while preliminary data appeared to show that cutting the service was “an option at least worth considering,” he was tabling the idea.

The recommendation was one of many contained in a report last month to cut costs at the nation’s seventh-busiest heavy-rail system with about 73 million passengers annually.