Recap of One-Seat Ride Milestones at Nov. 17 Meeting


15 Nov 2014 

PLAINFIELD – Elected officials, transportation professionals and the public are invited to the final 2014 meeting of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC) on Monday, Nov. 17 at Union County College, Plainfield campus.

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, head of the One-Seat Ride Mayors Coalition, along with RVRC Chairman and Somerset County Freeholder Peter Palmer and other Coalition trustees, will recap the 2014 milestones and accomplishments in launching weekday off-peak one-seat ride service earlier this year on the Raritan Valley Rail line.

A PowerPoint presentation will review the events leading up to the March 2014 morning off-peak direct service as well as the projected January 2015 launch of weekday evening off-peak direct service to Manhattan. The presentation also will highlight the quarterly briefings the Coalition continues to have with NJ Transit, the October 27 Cranford commuter meeting and future efforts that will be needed to secure weekend and weekday peak-hour direct service in the near future.

The Rail Coalition trustees also will provide an update on the website (www.raritanvalleyrail.com) and social-media campaign.

The November 17 meeting will begin at 8:30 am in Room 119 at the College’s Plainfield Campus, 232 E. Second St.  Attendees should park in Lot 2.

For a building map go to http://bit.ly/UCCPlainfield  For a map of the parking area go to http://bit.ly/UCCParking  For more information call (908) 412-3599.

The building is a short walk from NJ Transit rail service from the Plainfield train station and the 114 NJ Transit bus route.  For NJ Transit bus and rail schedule and fare information 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]