Raritan Valley Rail Coalition March 26th

Dear Commuter/Elected Official/Supporter:

Every day, thousands of hardworking New Jersey residents along the Raritan Valley Rail line whose livelihoods depend on reliable train service to get to their jobs and back home have been living with great uncertainty.

Frequently disrupted by train delays, cancellations, and inconveniences that have impacted their lifestyles, their family lives, and their off-time, these commuters have suffered great anguish and anxiety. They have often wondered whether train service will ever improve---let alone the return of the off-peak “One Seat Ride,” which was unceremoniously canceled last year, with no return date in sight.

It is these commuters that the

—a group of commuters, citizen activists, elected officials, and transit advocates founded more than 20 years ago--- have come to represent.

Faced with this uncertainty---and now the specter of a long-term disruption to all service in out and of New York City as the tunnels have continued to deteriorate---the need to continue to lobby for improvements and change is greater than ever before. We must not stop, and we are currently working closely with Senator Nick Scutari on legislation aimed at advancing the goal of having a full-time one seat ride.

With this in mind, we are asking you to please join us for a night of action on Tuesday, March 26th, 7 p.m. at the Cranford Community Center, including a presentation on the Gateway Project from Jerry Zaro, the Chairman of the Gateway Development Corporation, and the latest information on the One-Seat ride, and more.

All are welcome to come to the event. The Cranford Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Avenue in Cranford with onsite parking.

Please join us. Sign our petition. Meet our members, supporters and elected officials from Union, Somerset, Middlesex and Hunterdon Counties. Listen to our presentation, and feel free to participate in the dialogue.

And feel free to print this email and the attached flier out and pass it out to whoever you think would be interested.

Hope to see you there.


Bruce Bergen


Raritan Valley Rail Coalition