The Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper, published a feature story about Subway NY NJ, highlighting the need for a more complete representation of rail rapid transit in the urban core regardless of state boundaries:
Although the PATH tracks are shown heading west into the Hudson River, they disappear off the western edge of the map, with New Jersey completely out of the picture. Someone looking at a subway map who was unfamiliar with the PATH system would have no idea he could arrive just steps from Washington Street in Hoboken or right on Grove Street in the middle of downtown Jersey City.
It’s a missed opportunity, Mader said, to illustrate just how conveniently the two sides of the Hudson are linked by rail transit, and how appropriate the term “sixth borough of New York” is for that part of Hudson County.
In conjunction with the story, NJ.com asked readers, “Do you want N.J. included on NYC’s subway map?” 62% of respondents said yes. Riders interviewed at the MTA’s Fulton Street Subway Station also expressed support for the proposal.