Assemblyman Wisniewski to Discuss State Transportation Trust Fund at Jan 26 Meeting


19 Jan 2015 

LATE-BREAKING NEWS FROM THE RARITAN VALLEY RAIL COALITION

Contact: Kenneth Wedeen at 908.231.7021 / Fax: 908.707.1749 / E-mail: [email protected]

January 20, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Assemblyman Wisniewski to Discuss
State Transportation Trust Fund

WESTFIELD – Elected officials, transportation professionals and the public are invited to the first 2015 meeting of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC) on Monday, Jan. 26 at 8:30 a.m.

Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, chairman of the New Jersey Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee, will give an update on the state Legislature’s latest efforts to increase funding for the Transportation Trust Fund. The fund is projected to run out of money by July 15.

RVRC trustees also will provide an update on the initiative’s website (www.raritanvalleyrail.com) and social-media campaign. They will present highlights from the Jan. 12 debut of weekday evening one-seat ride service to Penn Station New York and from their recent meeting with NJ Transit on the one-seat ride initiative. The coalition’s position on increasing funding for the Transportation Trust Fund also will be discussed.

The Jan. 26 meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Town of Westfield Council Chambers in the Town of Westfield Municipal Building, located at 425 E. Broad St. Parking is available behind the main building.

The building is a short walk from the NJ Transit Westfield rail station and from NJ Transit bus routes. For NJ Transit bus and rail schedule and fare information, call (973) 275-5555 or visit www.njtransit.com

For questions, driving directions or more information, contact the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition at (908) 231-7021, by fax at (908) 707-1749 or by e-mail at [email protected] In case of inclement weather, call (908) 420-1994 on Sunday, Jan. 25, to find out if the meeting has been postponed.