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PATH logs record ridership in January


The Port Authority-Trans Hudson (PATH) handled nearly 6.5 million passengers in January, a new record for that month. 

The record levels come at a time when the agency is engaged in upgrading its transportation facilities under its $32 billion capital investment program, according to a press release.

To help accommodate future growth, PATH completed projects at the end of 2018, including the opening of the $256 million Harrison Station in October 2018, the introduction of cell service in PATH's below ground stations and the installation of a new signal system. 

“All our facilities are committed to keeping pace with ongoing record growth levels despite the current challenges of operating legacy infrastructure,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton. “Looking to the future, the investments we are making or plan to make at LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports, at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, at our bridges and at PATH illustrates our vision not only to handle growth but also to replace legacy facilities with ones that will provide a 21st century experience for our customers.”

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