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Friday, October 24, 2014

Special meeting on one-seat ride to NYC Monday

A special public meeting to discuss the ONE-SEAT RIDE is set for Monday.

Plainfield commuters who use the NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line to travel back and forth to New York City each day will be interested in Monday's special evening meeting of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition.

The meeting has been called specifically to deal with the surprise news from NJT that it will not be rolling out the extension of the one-seat ride as previously outlined.

The use of combination diesel-electric engines on the line has been a goal of the Coalition for years in its bid to ease the daily commute and shorten the ride.

A trial of the one-seat ride on off-peak hours that began last spring has been hailed enthusiastically by commuters from towns along the Raritan Valley Line -- including Plainfield's two stations, downtown and Netherwood.

The meeting is set for 6:00- 8:00 PM October 27 in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford (see map here). For more information, check out the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition website (here) or its Facebook page (here).

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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