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Gateway Project Gains Political Power

29 Nov 2018 

The Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives will likely give the New York metro region political leeway — and potentially put Democrats in a position to twist arms and make deals with the Trump administration — as New York and New Jersey vie for federal dollars for the region’s estimated $30 billion infrastructure […]

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NJ Transit Service Adjustments and Discounts to Accommodate Positive Train Control

22 Sep 2018 

To continue accelerating the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on its rail fleet to meet federal year-end milestones, NJ TRANSIT is making a final set of rail service adjustments with some temporary discontinuation of selected trains as well as modified times and origin/destination points. To proactively address the potential disruption, NJ TRANSIT will […]

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NJ Transit Confident They Will Complete Positive Train Control by Deadline

13 Sep 2018 

New Jersey Transit officials said they are two-thirds of the way complete with the installation of positive train control, a federally mandated braking system that must be fully installed by Dec. 31. Senate Transportation Chair Pat Diegnan, D-18th District, said Thursday the statewide transit agency completed installation on 151 vehicles across 326 miles of track. […]

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A Cautionary Tale

04 Sep 2018 

The pictures from Italy of the collapsed Morandi Bridge should be a wake-up call that the United States desperately needs to get its own infrastructure house in order. We all know the numbers: interstate highways more than 60 years old, 80-year-old bridges in desperate need of repair, air-traffic control radar from World War II, rail […]

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Note From Co-Chair of Mayor’s Coalition

04 Sep 2018 

Dear Editor: Last week, I shared a letter from the Mayors Coalition regarding the Raritan Valley Line (RVL), but today I want to talk about why that is important to every Fanwood resident, not just commuters. More than a year ago, I reached out to mayors on the Raritan Valley Line about forming a Coalition […]

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Mayors Along Raritan Valley Line Call for Action

26 Aug 2018 

FANWOOD, NJ — Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, along with Co-Chair Mayor Shelley Brindle of Westfield, RVRC Trustee and Mayor of Bound Brook Robert Fazen and other mayors along the Raritan Valley Line (RVL), have submitted a petition to Governor Phil Murphy and members of the Senate and Assembly to address the deteriorating service and, specifically […]

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Off-Peak One Seat Ride Temporarily Suspended as of September 10th

14 Aug 2018 

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT continues the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on its rail fleet throughout the state. To accommodate this critical safety upgrade, all service on the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) will be temporarily suspended beginning Wednesday September 5th, and off-peak one-seat Raritan Valley Line (RVL) service, will be temporarily […]

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Cranford Station Receives Upgrade

02 Jul 2018 

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford rail station’s $4 million platform rehabilitation and transit arts project was completed by NJ Transit on Thursday. It was completed ahead of schedule and more than $2 million under budget. Along with structural repairs, the project included a number of enhancements to customer waiting areas including new windscreens made of Arts […]

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Important News Regarding Portal Bridge

02 Jul 2018 

By David Hutter, July 2, 2018 at 8:18 AM The Portal North Bridge. – (AARON HOUSTON) Gateway Development Corp. has submitted to the Federal Transit Administration a status update on the Hudson Tunnel Project, as well as an updated plan involving the local funding structure for the Portal North Bridge project. Both submissions address feedback […]

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RVL Leasing Cars from Maryland – Your Train Might Look Different!

19 Jun 2018 
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NJ TRANSIT Approves Financing Agreement for New Portal Bridge

19 Jun 2018 

NJ TRANSIT APPROVES FINANCING AGREEMENT FOR NEW PORTAL BRIDGE $600 Million Financing With New Jersey Economic Development Authority Solidifies Local Funding Commitment NEWARK, NJ — The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today approved a financing agreement with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) which provides up to $600 million toward the construction of a […]

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Update: Due to Weather, Raritan Valley Track Work Cancelled

16 May 2018 

UPDATE: Due to anticipated inclement weather, Amtrak and Conrail work scheduled this weekend, May 19-20 has been cancelled. As a result, busing is cancelled. Raritan Valley trains will operate normally

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This Weekend Raritan Valley Line: Buses Replace Trains between Cranford & Newark – May 19-20, 2018

15 May 2018 

On the weekend of May 19 and 20, Conrail will perform important track and signal work requiring Raritan Valley Line (RVL) trains to be replaced by NJ TRANSIT buses between Cranford and Newark Penn stations. Please allow for extra travel time and listen for station announcements. View schedule HERE. WEEKEND OF MAY 19-20 Trains will […]

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Good News for Gateway Project

26 Mar 2018 

The Gateway Tunnel project will get $540 million in the spending bill funding the federal government through Sept. 30, NJ Advance Media has learned. In addition, the project will be eligible to apply for a share of $2.9 billion in U.S. Department of Transportation grants, according to a source familiar with the deal who asked not […]

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Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen Appointed Chairman of Raritan Valley Rail Coalition

28 Feb 2018 

Springfield resident succeeds long-time chairman, Peter Palmer UNION COUNTY, NJ—Union County Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen has been appointed as the Chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC), a rail transit advocacy group representing towns and counties along the NJ TRANSIT Raritan Valley line. “I congratulate Chairman Bergen, and I look forward to working hard with […]

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