Murphy said commuters would see NJ Transit improve in 2019. Did it?

This was the year commuters were supposed to see their NJ Transit train and bus ride get better. Gov. Phil Murphy said so, as early as December 2018.

"Much of 2018 was spent reversing negligence,” Murphy said at a press conference in the Trenton Transit Center. “We look at 2019 as the year to move NJ Transit forward.”

Murphy’s office has touted the hiring of new engineers, the purchases of new rail cars and buses, and agreements with Amtrak that will bring “customer-focused improvements.”

"We believe the NJ Transit staff is trying to turn the system around,” said Kate Sleven, Regional Plan Association Senior Vice President, State Programs and Advocacy. “Unfortunately, from a rider perspective service and communication remain very disappointing.”