Raritan Valley Line Commuters Deserve a “One Seat Ride”
(One Seat Ride = No Change in Newark)
“While a one-seat ride may seem like just a convenience for some commuters, the reality is that it would foster great economic growth along the whole corridor. These are fateful decisions for the Raritan Valley. We need a groundswell of support from the people living along the Raritan Valley Line – in fact, we need a crusade!”
-Peter Palmer, Somerset County Freeholder and RVRC Chairman
Raritan Valley Rail "One Seat Ride"
Raritan Valley Line is NJ TRANSIT’s only major line with track connectivity to NYC without access to a “One Seat Ride” and it represents 10% of total ridership of all lines with connectivity.
Alternative plans to give Raritan Valley access to a “One Seat Ride” such as new rail tunnels are uncertain, costly and at best, many years in the future.
“One Seat Ride” currently possible without major construction by using NEW dual powered locomotives.
“One Seat Ride” will decrease travel time and increase property values. (When the Morris and Essex line got the “One Seat Ride” in 1996 it drove property values up significantly all along the line.)
ACTION: We need NJ Transit to create a "One Seat Ride" by deploying the
new Dual Powered Locomotives to The Raritan Valley Rail Line NOW!