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MEDIA ADVISORY - PATH EDUCATION SERIES KICKS OFF ON JUNE 25

Date: Jun 20, 2014
Press Release Number: 127-2014

Agency's Two Public Outreach Programs Enhance Customer Experience and Ensure the System Serves People's Needs

PATH's recently announced program, the PATH Education Series (PES), will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, at the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) offices, located at 1 Newark Center, 17th Floor, 1085 Raymond Boulevard, Newark, NJ, immediately adjacent to Seton Hall Law School.

This education series consists of one-time lectures by PATH senior management, and is available for interested parties to attend on a first-come basis. PATH Deputy Director Mike Marino, who will make the first presentation of the education series, will discuss Superstorm Sandy recovery and resiliency initiatives.

To register for this event, visit http://www.panynj.gov/path/pes.html. Registration is required to attend. Directions to NJTPA are located online at: http://www.njtpa.org/About-NJTPA/Directions.aspx

Earlier this month, PATH also announced the new PATH Riders' Council (PRC) that promotes inclusive public participation through a standing advisory group of members representing the diversity of PATH customers. The goal of the council is to give riders a voice in system designs and operational decision-making.

The PRC will accept applications until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 20th. Applications to serve on the advisory council are available online at http://www.panynj.gov/path/prc.

PATH is seeking ordinary riders who reside/live within the PATH service area, use the system regularly and are at least 18 years old at the time of application.

The PRC initially will operate under a one-year pilot program. Following the pilot program, PRC membership is expected to be limited to a two-year term with the option for one renewal. The council will meet six times a year under the one-year pilot period, which will include a focus on providing formal recommendations on the new council's structure and function.

The PRC will work closely with designated PATH staff to review timely issues and provide suggestions on operations, service, and fare level changes that have a direct impact on PATH riders. The advisory council also will assist PATH in channeling information to organizations, communities and customers, while assisting in garnering input from PATH riders to identify their needs and concerns.

There are two ways to apply:

  • Submit an online application at: www.panynj.gov/path/prc
  • Complete a paper application form which can be dropped off, faxed, or mailed to:
       PATH Riders' Council/ PATH Operations Support
       One Path Plaza, 10th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07306
       Fax: 201-216-6776

Visit www.panynj.gov/path to learn more about the Port Authority Trans-Hudson's public outreach and customer services initiatives and programs.

Information and alerts are also available via:
Twitter: @PATHTrain
PATH service alerts: www.PATHAlerts.com/usersubscribe
Toll Free Information Line: 1-800-234-PATH (7284)
Email: PATHCommunity@panynj.gov
Notices: Posted in all PATH stations and on PATHVISION.

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