New report recommends cutting overnight PATH service

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NEW JERSEY (PIX11/AP) -- A new Port Authority report is recommending that overnight PATH service be suspended as a way to save money -- and the plan is being back by both governors of New York and New Jersey.

The report was put out over the weekend by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his New York counterpart, Andrew Cuomo.

The governors offered the recommendations as they both vetoed an overhaul of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the train line, bridges and tunnels and New York-area airports.

The report was from a panel appointed by the governors in May.

It says that the train system does not bring in enough revenue, especially between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. The report states dropping the service at this time would save millions every year, even at the expense of people who depend on the train at this time.

With 73 million rides a year, PATH is one of the busiest mass transit systems in the country.

Another recommendation is for the PATH system to be turned over to a third party operator.

The Port Authority Chairman says this is not a final decision, but just one of several options to save money.