• 4 Steps to the Ultimate
    “One-seat” Ride
    (No Change in Newark)
    • 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

    • What Commuters are Saying

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

    • What Commuters are Saying

      “Really, really love the one seat ride. Some days I go in late, just to take the one-seater.”

    • What Commuters are Saying

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

  • Message from the Coalition

    The next RVRC meeting has been scheduled for Monday January 25th at the Somerset County Administration Building 8:30 a.m. The building is located at 20 Grove Street, Somerville, NJ.

    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.”