Wick Moorman, president and CEO of Amtrak, takes calls and questions from riders affected by the Penn Station service disruptions on the morning they go into effect. Amtrak owns the tracks that the Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit use at Penn Station. Moorman says of the "summer of hell" moniker, “we prefer to think of it as the summer of renewal at Penn Station.”
And, he says, "we feel very, very confident that we'll be done [with the track work] by Labor Day. We're not planning on going beyond Labor Day."Commuters shared stories of smooth commutes this morning, but worried about their evening commutes.
@BrianLehrer Took train 2h earlier than usual (Maplewood-NYP), all OK, but my trip home = far fewer options! #SummerOfHell #WeTheCommuters
— Karen Thomas (@thosartcons) July 10, 2017
Plus: WNYC launches #WeTheCommuters.