UPDATE: In regard to "one-seat ride" evening service coming to the Raritan Valley Line this fall, William J. Smith, a spokesman for NJ Transit, told The Alternative Press Tuesday, “At this point we are finalizing some logistical issues, so we are not prepared to let the public know how many trains will be utilized and what that schedule may be.”

News that NJ Transit plans to expand the one-seat ride service on the Raritan Valley line into Manhattan to evenings first came from a story on MyCentralJersey.com. NJ Transit Executive Director Veronique Hakim made the announcement in response to a question by Assemblyman Joseph Cryan during a legislative budget hearing on Monday, the story said.

"I'm very pleased to read that NJ Transit's new Executive Director Veronique Hakim has assured us that the ‘one seat’ service on the Raritan Valley Line will be expanded into weekday evening service as of November 2014,” Raritan Valley Coalition Trustee Martin Robins, a resident of Westfield, told TAP, "Her clear statement is reassuring that NJ Transit will continue to pursue ‘one seat’ service throughout much of the Raritan Valley timetable."

The Raritan Valley Line’s first “one-seat” rides to and from New York City began March 3. For information on the schedule, click here.