WNET Launches Multi-Platform #DaysofDelays Transit Initiative
WNET, parent company of New York's PBS stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of New Jersey's Public Television Network, NJTV, has announced the launch of #DaysofDelays, a new multi-platform transit initiative addressing significant transit delays this summer. In anticipation of Amtrak's emergency track work at Penn Station beginning on July 10, and with repairs impacting NJ Transit, Long Island Railroad and New York City MTA, the initiative will provide commuters throughout the tri-state area with support and resources during the anticipated 44-day service interruptions."As workers in the tri-state area prepare for a challenging commute this summer, WNET is poised to explore this complex story with the kind of in-depth, community-focused coverage that only public media can offer," said Neal Shapiro, President & CEO of WNET. "We have a full slate of valuable resources that we hope will help area commuters navigate and connect about the difficult days ahead for transit and the broader infrastructure issues facing the tri-state region."
Additionally, #DaysofDelays will incorporate social media events including "Midday with Mike," a daily hard hat tour on Facebook Live with a representative from Amtrak. The event will outline different aspects of the construction work, updates on the progress and opportunities for people to ask questions.