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RVRC Trustee Martin Robins Co-authors Guest Column on Penn Station

25 Apr 2017 

The aftermath of the recent derailments at Penn Station New York has been marked by finger-pointing, threats to withhold payments and demands for Congressional investigations. Transportation experts recognize that the facility’s divided usage and split management responsibilities leads to poor accountability and inefficiency. This institutional dysfunction has been recognized for years. It can and ought to […]

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Finger Pointing Does Not Change Reality

21 Apr 2017 

Now, now boys. If you can’t share your train sets we’re going to have to take them away from you. My brothers and I used to hear that from our parents after Christmas. Haven’t our leaders heard it? Apparently not. Last week Chris Christie got into a spitting match with Amtrak officials over the thorny […]

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Changes in Funding Raise Questions

08 Apr 2017 

Changes in Federal funding to Amtrak are raising questions about the future of various projects. http://www.masstransitmag.com/press_release/12322126/220-cities-losing-all-passenger-train-service-per-trump-elimination-of-all-federal-funding-for-amtraks-national-network-trains

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What Commuters are Saying

31 Mar 2017 

Comment on Facebook: So much talk but no action… us Raritan Valley line riders have every right to a one seat ride as other lines like Dover and etc. We continue to be treated as second class citizens on NJT. I miss my connections 1-2 a week mostly due to delays out of New York. […]

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Overview Of the Gateway Project

30 Mar 2017 

While there have not been any new developments in recent months, the concept of the Gateway Project is still alive – just on hold.  For anyone who has questions, go and visit the following link to see a full overview of the plans.   https://nec.amtrak.com/content/gateway-program

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Transportation Gets National Focus

26 Mar 2017 

The concept of transportation is getting national focus -now the trick is to get them to look at Raritan Valley! http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/01/watch_incoming_us_transportation_secretary_discuss.html

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Gateway Project Even More Important

22 Mar 2017 

Conditions at Penn Station in New York are yet another reason why the Gateway Project is so important. https://www.wsj.com/articles/boost-in-ridership-leaves-new-yorks-penn-station-platforms-packed-1490040830?mod=e2fb

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Have You Taken the Survey?

27 Feb 2017 

New Jersey Transit is always asking commuters to give them input on what needs to be improved.  Have you taken the survey?  Click on this link http://www.njtransit.com/var/var_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=TakeSurveyTo

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NJ Transit Looks to Riders for Ways to Improve Communication

22 Feb 2017 

 NJ Transit riders identified the same issues at the end of 2016 as they did in surveys conducted earlier in the year, according to the latest results released in early 2017. http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/2017/02/nj_transit_looks_to_riders_for_ways_to_improve_com.html#incart_river_index

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Transportation News

17 Feb 2017 

In the following video, transportation issues are discussed.  The final point talks about Port Authority projects.   http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/in-transit/2017/02/17/in-transit-2-17-17.html

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Yet Another Reason for Needing a ‘One Seat’ Ride to NYC!

10 Feb 2017 

An interesting look at Newark Train Station – what is your opinion?   http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/2017/02/constitutionality_of_nj_transits_new_waiting_room_ban_questioned.html  

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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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