SOMERVILLE, NJ – Focusing on a critically important and timely issue for Somerset County businesses and residents, the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee (ELC) will host New Jersey Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett at a June 29 luncheon and discussion at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Corbett is expected to discuss his priorities in supporting transportation to, from, and within Somerset County. Among the topics to be addressed are the one-seat ride to and from Manhattan along the Raritan Valley Line, an important contributor to the continued investment and growth of the region. Along with the proposed Gateway Tunnel, these two projects are necessary to assure continued economic growth.

“There is no more opportune time for Somerset County business and political leaders to meet with the Executive Director of NJ Transit," said Carol Bianchi, co-chair of the Somerset County ELC.  "Discussions of the one-seat ride, the Gateway Tunnel, and people movement in general are active and ongoing. This is our opportunity to add to that discussion."  

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Registration is $30 and includes lunch. A cash bar will be available. Seating is limited and participants are encouraged to register online at

Payment may be made online by credit card or by check made out to the Somerset County Business Partnership. A voucher can be mailed ahead in the name of Somerset County ELC to the Somerset County Business Partnership, 360 Grove Street, Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807.

For information contact Mike Kerwin at 908-218-4300 or email

The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) serves as Somerset County’s regional Chamber of Commerce and the essential partner for doing business in Somerset County. The SCBP enjoys a unique public-private partnership with County government to provide economic development and tourism services.

The mission of the SCBP is to lead the business community to a prosperous and sustainable future, offering members opportunities to grow their businesses through networking, advocacy, workforce initiatives, and educational events. Members and investors represent public, private and community organizations, working in partnership and dedicated to maintaining and promoting economic prosperity and quality of life in Somerset County. The Business Partnership serves as the platform to gain critical information, brand a business, develop leadership skills and learn how specific business strategies can improve profitability.