• Advocating for the
    'One Seat' Ride
    Sign the Petition
    4 Steps to the Ultimate
    “One-seat” Ride
    We are Halfway there!
    • Step One: Off peak, mid day (Launched March 3rd, 2014)
    • Step Two: After 8 pm, week day (Launched Jan 12, 2015)
    • Step Three: Weekend service
    • Step Four: Two Trains Peak Hour AM and PM
  • Recent Posts

    • RVRC Presents to NJ Transit
      Union County Freeholder Vice-Chair Bette Jane Kowalski and Freeholder Bruce Bergen, Chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, address
    • 1What Commuters Are Saying

      “I can’t wait for the day to come (when all trains on RVL are direct)”

    • 1What Commuters Are Saying

      Dan I - I can't wait to arrive on the train to the new Penn Station, so I can take in all its glory, go to my office and attend my retirement party.

    • 1What Commuters are Saying

      Downtown Cranford Thanks Raritan Valley Rail Coalition for continued dedication to improved train service & work to get one seat ride on Raritan Valley Line.

    • 1What Commuters are Saying

      “Please, Please, It can’t be soon enough!”

  • Message from the Coalition

    The Coalition would like to thank all of the supporters who have helped with all of our efforts over the years. We are halfway to our goal and we need your help to get the rest of the way. Please watch the video and sign the petition.

    Why the Gateway Project is Needed Now

  • Testimonial

    “The Coalition has been working on the “one seat” ride for twenty years. It is very gratifying to finally begin to see progress with the introduction of off-peak week day service this past March and the implementation of after 8 pm “one seat” service in January of 2015. While the “one seat” ride may seem like a convenience for commuters, in reality it will foster great economic growth along the whole corridor. We need a groundswell of support from everyone along the Raritan Valley Line – in fact, we need a crusade!”
    Peter Palmer, Somerset County Freeholder and RVRC Chairman
  • (L to R) Ken Wedeen, Somerset Planner and RVRC Secretary; Cameron Black, Union County Transportation Intern; Peter Palmer, RVRC Chairman; Kathleen Miller Prunty, Director of Business Development for Cranford; Liza Betz, Union County Transportation Planning Manager; Colleen Mahr, Mayor of Fanwood; Tom Drabic, Transportation Planner, Sussex County.
    Credits: M Scarlett
  • Raritan Valley After 8pm “One Seat” Ride Back On for Jan 2015

    CRANFORD, NJ – The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC) held an Open House meeting in Cranford on Monday evening to inform commuters and residents about the campaign for an equitable number of ‘one seat’ trains (direct into NYC).

    “We were very pleased with the turnout,” said RVRC Chairman and Somerset Country Freeholder Peter Palmer. “We were even more pleased with NJ TRANSIT’s announcement that they will find the money somehow to institute after 8 pm ‘one seat’ service as of January 2015. This brings us one step closer to the ultimate goal of ‘one seat’ service during peak hours.”

    In an interview with Transportation Radio, RVRC Vice Chairman Tom Jardim said “We need to motivate and rally every single rider along the Raritan Valley Line and beyond. . . because it affects all of us in every community. They need to start pushing legislators and NJ TRANSIT to give us a complete ‘one seat’ ride…it’s a matter of fairness and equity.”