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Transport Nominee Says Gateway Tunnel is Important

01 Feb 2017 

Elaine Chao, Donald Trump‘s nominee for U.S. transportation secretary, said the Gateway Tunnel project would appear to be “very important.” Chao, who served as labor secretary in President George W. Bush’s administration, told a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing that she hadn’t been briefed on the project to build two new rail tunnels […]

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Transfer in Newark Deterrent for Using Line

26 Jan 2017 

In a post in the Delayed on New Jersey Transit Facebook page, a member posted an all too familiar photo of the struggle to change trains in Newark.  The photo says it all – this is one of the main reasons why we need a ‘one seat’ ride into NYC!  (Along with all the economic […]

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Looking Back

20 Jan 2017 

It was two years ago this January that the historic after 8 pm weekday ‘one seat’ ride went into effect on the Raritan Valley Rail Line.  Since that time, we have been working tirelessly to bring about an expansion of time slots for additional direct service, to no avail!  We hope to be able to […]

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Agency Given Task to Find Funding for Gateway Project

16 Jan 2017 

A former New Jersey lawmaker and current Port Authority commissioner is leading the agency given the task of securing funding to build two new rail tunnels under the Hudson River before the current pair of 106-year old tubes have to be closed for repair. Richard Bagger was elected chairman of the newly formed Gateway Development Corporation at […]

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Transport Nominee Sees Importance of Gateway Tunnel Project

12 Jan 2017 

Elaine Chao, Donald Trump‘s nominee for U.S. transportation secretary, said the Gateway Tunnel Project would appear to be “very important.” Chao, who served as labor secretary in President George W. Bush’s administration, told a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing that she hadn’t been briefed on the project to build two new rail tunnels […]

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The New Suburbia

09 Jan 2017 

An article in the New York Times talks about the ‘new suburbia’ and the proliferation of housing being built around transit hubs.  Michael Phelan, from the Facebook group The Delayed on New Jersey Transit Support Group, posted a link to the aricle with the following comment: A good piece about the “new suburbia” which will […]

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Lack of Funding is Cause of NJ Transit Issues

02 Jan 2017 

When compared to other state’s funding, New Jersey manages to only fund a fraction of its own transportation costs.  For things to change, Trenton needs to make it enough of a priority to fund it! http://blog.tstc.org/2016/12/13/nj-transit-lacks-dedicated-funding-thats-not-normal/  

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Need for Clarity on Future of Hudson Tunnel Project

08 Dec 2016 

The Gateway Project that would build new rail tunnels under the Hudson River suddenly faces a murky future in the wake of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s unexpected victory. From experts to commuter advocates, opinions vary about the fortunes of the project under a Trump administration, after funding was thought to be almost guaranteed under Democratic rule. […]

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Possible Appointment of Rep. Frelinghuysen Good for Hudson Tunnel

02 Dec 2016 

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, the scion of one of New Jersey’s oldest political families who has served in the House for 22 years, was recommended Thursday night to be chairman of the House Appropriations Committee when the next Congress is sworn in in January. Frelinghuysen was not immediately available for comment, but in a meeting in […]

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Questions Surround Appointment of Advisors to Oversee New Hudson Tunnel

01 Dec 2016 

The following article outlines questions being asked about who will be overseeing the new Hudson Tunnel. Appointment of Port Authority Commissioner Richard Bagger to represent NJ Transit on an entity overseeing construction of Hudson River rail tunnels has come under fire from a state lawmaker who contends it is a patronage appointment. http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/2016/11/lawmaker_questions_trump_advisors_role_overseeing_new_hudson_rail_tunnels.html

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Stay Tuned!

28 Nov 2016 

As commuters are signing the RVRC petition, they are are also leaving behind comments on how they view what is currently happening.  These range from agreeing that a one seat ride is necessary, to listing how their lives would be improved if this became a reality across the board. The more people who sign the […]

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More Commuter Comments

25 Nov 2016 

More comments from commuters who have signed our petition.   “We need this. My kids are growing up without me. I am gone from 5:30am until 8pm everyday.” “This seems to have gone to the back burner unfortunately! Need this to pick up steam again…I understand that there are only so many tube times available […]

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Comments from Commuters

22 Nov 2016 

Commuters have been signing our online petition and leaving behind comments.  Here is a sample. “The one seat ride would vastly improve the standard of living for many Union residents by reducing their commute, making the commute less stressful, reducing the risk of missing connecting trains, and getting commuters home quicker to their families. I […]

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Hudson River Tunnels Face Uncertain Future

18 Nov 2016 

It is uncertain where the Hudson River tunnels will sit in the line up of priorities in the Trump administration.  RVRC Trustee Martin Robins is quoted in the following article. http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/2016/11/new_hudson_river_rail_tunnels_suddenly_face_uncertain_future_under_trump.html

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New Director of NJ Transit has Many Challenges to Meet

30 Oct 2016 

A ‘culture change’ is needed, says letter to the Editor http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/25/opinion/at-new-jersey-transit-a-culture-change-is-called-for.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FNew%20Jersey%20Transit&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=collection New Director a ‘no show’ for meeting in Trenton. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/22/nyregion/steven-santoro-new-jersey-transit-chief-a-no-show-at-a-legislative-hearing-on-safety.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FNew%20Jersey%20Transit&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=collection&_r=0  

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