Raritan Valley Train - one seat ride to manhattan - update

The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC) has unveiled a new video and has also begun a petition drive to support the call for expanded "one-seat" ride service on the rail line.

The new video, which was partially shot in Fanwood, illustrates the benefits to people along the Raritan Valley train line of a direct, or “one-seat,” ride to and from New York City and advocates for more to be added.

Following years of lobbying, the RVRC convinced NJ Transit to implement a one-seat ride during off-peak hours in March of 2014. Nine months later, NJ Transit added a direct service train at 8 p.m However, because of the added expense of running more trains and limited time slots, NJ Transit has delayed adding more one-seat rides.

“We understand the complex nature of implementing these changes,” said Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, who heads the RVRC Mayor’s Coalition, in an article on the Alternative Press site. “However, our first responsibility is to the residents of every town on the RVL and making sure they are treated fairly in the transit system."

Click on this link - https://youtu.be/BScxo4d36aQ

- to see the video on YouTube.