NJ Transit weighs disciplinary actions over canceled trains

New Jersey Transit is weighing whether it can pursue disciplinary action against train engineers after a manpower shortage forced dozens of ride cancellations this week amid summerlong track work at New York's Penn Station, an agency official told lawmakers Wednesday.

NJ Transit Executive Director Steve Santoro said at a joint Assembly-Senate oversight committee that there were 40 total cancellations Sunday and Monday and that he will meet later this week with union leaders.

The union contract spells out the process for discipline, Santoro said after the Democrat-led hearing. "If it's appropriate, disciplinary action will occur consistent with the contract," he...