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Gov. Murphy Unveils Temporary NJ Transit Plan

15 Feb 2018 

Gov. Phil Murphy today unveiled temporary measures to boost NJ Transit hiring, while also moving to add to its fleet inventory. “Let there be no doubt to our commitment to getting this right and working for the community and public,” Murphy said at a Trenton Transit Center press event to announce the moves. “This is […]

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Article Shows Need to Fight for Gateway Project

13 Feb 2018 

Two years ago, a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River into New York’s Penn Station was considered one of the most important infrastructure projects in the country. Yet the $12.7 billion Gateway project did not even rate a mention in the much-ballyhooed blueprint for revamping American infrastructure that was unveiled Monday by President Donald Trump. […]

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Raritan Valley Mayors Meet in Support of One Seat Ride

05 Feb 2018 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Plainfield’s Mayor Adrian O. Mapp has joined with officials from towns on the Raritan Valley Train Line to form a Mayors Task Force seeking to get one-seat train service into NY Penn Station during peak hours. The task force is part of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, and they met in Westfield […]

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Raritan Valley Mayors Form One-Seat Task Force

02 Feb 2018 

WESTFIELD, NJ – Bridgewater Mayor Dan Hayes and Raritan Mayor Charles McMullin have joined with officials from 26 towns on the Raritan Valley Train Line to form a Mayors Task Force seeking one-seat train service into NY Penn Station during peak hours. The task force is part of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition. The group met […]

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New Gov Appoints New NJ TRANSIT Head

30 Jan 2018 

Gov. Phil Murphy has named a veteran transportation executive and commuter to help fix NJ Transit, the state-owned bus and rail system the new governor has called a “national disgrace.” Murphy introduced Kevin Corbett as NJ Transit’s next executive director at a news conference in the New Brunswick train station Tuesday morning. “To commuters, I ask your patience. […]

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Soon to Be Head of NJ TRANSIT Promises Change

30 Jan 2018 

The soon-to-be leader of NJ Transit admitted Tuesday that the failing system leaves riders feeling as stranded as soldiers “at Dunkirk.” Kevin Corbett, who was named executive director of the agency, said he knows how frustrating the railway is — because he commuted by train from Mendham this past summer. “Every day we felt like […]

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New Governor Begins to Address NJ Transit Issues

22 Jan 2018 

With a crumbling concrete wall serving as a backdrop, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Monday for a comprehensive audit of NJ Transit’s finances, customer service and personnel practices. Murphy signed the order at Summit station, where the disintegrating concrete became a symbol last year of NJ Transit’s problems. Murphy said the audit would be the first […]

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Portal Bridge Urgently Needs to be Replaced

19 Jan 2018 

Construction of a new bridge to replace a 1910-era commuter rail bridge across the Hackensack River that delayed thousands of people last week could start later this year, officials said. Federal funding to replace the Portal Bridge in Kearny could be secured in the middle of the year and construction, which would take several years, could start […]

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The Need for Advocating for The Tunnel Just Increased!

04 Jan 2018 

Building a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River between New York City and New Jersey has been one of the nation’s top infrastructure priorities for several years. But transportation officials in the region entered the new year wondering if President Trump had decided to block the plan just as work was getting started. The […]

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Happy New Year from RVRC!

31 Dec 2017 

The current year is drawing to a close and we are looking forward to 2018.  We want to wish all of our supporters the very best of everything that the New Year has to offer.  May you and your families have a wonderful holiday and a prosperious and Happy New Year. Be Happy and Be […]

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Facebook Reaches 3,000 “Likes”

29 Dec 2017 

We had a goal of reaching 3,000 “Likes” on our Facebook page before the end of 2017.  With a lot help from our friends, we reached this goal two days early! A big “Thank you” to everyone who shared, encouraged and talked about our Facebook page.  The more people who participate in the dicussion the […]

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Commuter Comments

28 Dec 2017 

“A one-seat ride will improve the lives of our town’s commuters & property values. We need your support to get this done!  Thank you.” “We need a direct line to NYC. It is about time!!!” “Westfield NJ needs peak hour one seat ride trains to NYC now!” “We need ONE SEAT rides to NYC on […]

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Legislators Propose $5M Study for Raritan Valley Line

27 Dec 2017 

WESTFIELD – Two Central Jersey legislators have proposed a $5 million research about enhancements to New Jersey Transit’s Raritan Valley Line, together with the enlargement of “one-seat” rides into Manhattan. State Senate Republican Chief Tom Kean (R-District 21) and Meeting Republican Chief Jon Bramnick (R-District 21) introduced the inclusion of $5 million in a supplemental transportation […]

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NJ, NY reach agreement for Gateway tunnel funding

19 Dec 2017 

Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced commitments to fund 100 percent of their respective share of the new Gateway tunnel. The agreement follows a 2015 framework agreement in which the federal government agreed to fund 50 percent of the project. The agreement for a combined $5.5 billion states that the State […]

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Commuters lose transit, parking, biking benefits in tax bill

18 Dec 2017 

WASHINGTON — Count commuters among the losers in the Republican tax bill that the House and Senate are expected to vote on next week. The final bill agreed to by Republican negotiators and released late Friday eliminates the tax incentive for private employers that subsidize their employees’ transit, parking and bicycle commuting expenses. The final […]

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