Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lehigh Valley Line through New Jersey

Received the following announcement via email.

Contact: Kenneth Wedeen at 908.231.7021 / Fax: 908.707.1749 / E-mail: rvrc@co.somerset.nj.us

December 13, 2010

NJTPA Freight Planning Director
to Discuss Lehigh Line at Rail Coalition Meeting

Public Invited to Dec. 20 Meeting 

SOMERVILLE Elected officials, transportation professionals and the public are invited to the last Raritan Valley Rail Coalition meeting of 2010 on Monday, Dec. 20, at 8:30 a.m. in the third-floor freeholders’ meeting room located in the Somerset County Administration Building at 20 Grove St.

Ted Matthews, director of freight planning for the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, who will discuss the importance that triple-tracking the Lehigh Line will have on alleviating congestion and delays that result when freight and passenger service share the existing two-track railroad.

Free parking for the meeting is available in the Bernie Field Parking Deck adjacent to the Somerset County Administration Building; the entrance is off East High Street. Transit access is a short walk from NJ Transit’s Somerville train station and various NJ Transit bus routes. For NJ Transit bus and rail schedule and fare information, call (973) 275-5555 or visit www.njtransit.com

For questions, 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 rvrc@co.somerset.nj.us

In case of inclement weather, call (908) 281-9569 the day prior to the meeting to find out if it has been postponed.