Alliance Actions

The Raritan Valley Mayors' Alliance has been advocating for one-seat ride to New Jersey Transit and NJ State Senators and Legislators

  • July 17, 2020

    NJ Transit presented the results of the legislatively mandated RVL one-seat ride feasibility study this week. We were VERY disappointed with their findings, which were limited in the options and the ridership data that they had considered. The report concluded that there is additional capacity to add trains during off peak hours, but it would take 6 years and $125 to do so, which doesn’t seem credible and doesn’t address our most frustrated peak train commuters. As disappointed as we are, this is just the beginning of a political and legislative process that will evolve as the transit situation becomes more certain post-COVID. Just know that RVL Mayors' Alliance will not give up the fight for equitable service.

  • July 10, 2020

    NJ Transit RVL One - Seat Ride Feasibility Study - see attachment (Raritan One-Seat_Full Final Report)

  • February 26, 2020

    More than 40 mayors, council members, freeholders and legislators met last week to talk about service on the Raritan Valley Line RVL) with NJ Transit officials, representatives from Gov. Phil Murphy’s office, Senator Cory Booker and Rep. Tom Malinowski.

  • July 10, 2020

    NJ Transit RVL One - Seat Ride Feasibility Study - see attachment (Raritan One-Seat_Full Final Report)

  • October 14, 2019

    Letter: Fighting for Peak One Seat Rides - By Mayor Shelley Brindle

    Finally — the efforts of the Raritan Valley Line Mayors Alliance are beginning to pay off, and restoration of the off-peak one seat ride is set for Nov. 4.

  • September 18, 2019

    RVL Mayors Alliance One Seat Ride Rally – The RVL Mayors Alliance hosted a rally in Newark Station - Platform 5 to empowering frustrated commuters with a collective voice and to send a message to NJ Transit that commuters deserve their fair share of one seat ride to NY Penn.

  • June 18, 2019

    RVL Mayors Alliance One Seat Ride Rally – The RVL Mayors Alliance hosted a rally in Newark Station - Platform 5 to empowering frustrated commuters with a collective voice and to send a message to NJ Transit that commuters deserve their fair share of one seat ride to NY Penn.

  • May 3, 2019

    RVL Mayors representatives met with Congressman Tom Malinowski before the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee meeting on Gateway Tunnel Project. Cranford Mayor Patrick Giblin, Westfield Mayor Mayor Shelley Brindle, RVL Mayors Alliance members Kathleen Miller Prunty & Martin Robins.

  • April 1, 2019

    The following towns have each passed a resolution calling for immediate restoration of the off-peak one-seat ride on RVL sent to NJ Governor and State Legislators. View the PDF to see  example resolution passed by the Borough of Fanwood.

    • Bound Brook

    • Clinton

    • Cranford

    • Dunellen

    • Fanwood

    • Garwood

    • High Bridge

    • Roselle Park

    • Scotch Plains

    • Westfield

  • March 14, 2019

    Letter to Senators Bill S3574 Proposed Amendments

  • March 7, 2019

    RVL Mayors' Alliance Meeting Press Release

  • March 6, 2019

    Letter that was given to Kevin Corbett & Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti at NJ Transit Listening Tour held at Westfield Train Station on March 6, 2019

  • February 28, 2019

    Response to Kevin Corbett Letter From Senators and RVL Mayors' Alliance

  • February 12, 2019

    Mayors Join Together to Push for Better Service on Raritan Valley Line

  • January 17, 2019

     New Jersey Transit response to RVL Mayors' Alliance Letter

  • January 2, 2019

    Letter to Kevin Corbett, Executive Director NJ Transit requesting return of RVL off peak one seat ride

  • December 7, 2018

    Letter to DOT Commissioner requesting feasibility study of Midtown Direct on RVL

  • November 12, 2018

    Letter to Governor Phil Murphy supporting process to discontinue opening Portal Bridge during peak commuting hours

  • August 21, 2018

    Letter to NJ State Senators and Assembly regarding suspension of off peak one seat ride

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