Tuesday, March 18, 2014

One Seat Ride

March 3 was a big day for communities along the Raritan Valley Rail Line. The first "one seat ride" train rolled into Plainfield around 9 am (9:05 at Netherwood Station).  I boarded and walked forward to the first two cars where I found the Plainfield, Somerville and Somerset County contingents of Raritan Valley Rail advocates.  Mayors and friends boarded at Fanwood, Westfield, Cranford and Roselle Park.  This truly is a coalition.

Mayor Adrian Mapp with Freeholder Betty Jane Kowalski and RVRC advocate Marty Robbins
When the train left Newark Penn Station, all the riders applauded.  Now the push is on to get peak hour one seat service.  This will benefit commuters and property owners alike.  If you haven't signed the petition to New Jersey Transit, do so now!  www.raritanvalleyrail.com

   On the platform at Penn Station New York

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