- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Local, state and federal lawmakers want to send a message: Don’t reduce rail service between New York City and northern New Jersey.

Officials gathered Monday at Jersey City’s Grove Street PATH station in response to last month’s recommendations released by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH’-moh).

The governors advocate cutting costs on the money-losing rail line by curtailing overnight service.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says a reduction in service would hurt the most vulnerable commuters. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka calls the proposed cuts “a disgrace.”

PATH is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. It carries 73 million riders annually, but revenue per rider is low compared with other transit systems around the country.

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