Rich Barone, vice president for transportation for the Regional Plan Association, a policy and advocacy group, said that with reduced capacity at Penn Station, some LIRR riders may have to commute using the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, for example. Some NJ Transit riders might have to take the PATH into Manhattan, or terminate service at Newark Penn Station. Ferries or buses are other options for NJ Transit riders. “No one wants to lose service,” Mr. Barone said. “But the public needs to be open to that…Politicians and bureaucrats think that the public isn’t willing to accept short-term pain for long-term gain.”
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