My life is defined by hard work, a commitment to the issues that impact families and leading when it’s least convenient. That’s why this fight to obtain better service and peak one seat rides on the Raritan Valley Line feels familiar.
By forming and co-chairing a bipartisan coalition of 32 Mayors and volunteers to actively pressure New Jersey lawmakers to act — Mayor Shelley Brindle is leading the way, and has prioritized the fight for peak one-seat rides. This is a quality of life and economic development issue, and we'll all benefit from better service in Westfield.
Residents should expect nothing less, but before 2018, our Town leadership stayed silent when the ARC tunnel project was canceled and New Jersey Transit was gutted.
As of 2017, there’s barely a 100 person weekly ridership difference between the North Jersey Coast Line (NJCL) and the Raritan Valley Line (RVL). Yet, the NJCL has 24 peak one seat ride trains in-and-out of NYC, and the Raritan Valley Line has zero.
I’ve heard from too many families in Ward 3 about the bedtimes they’ve missed with their kids, meetings they were late to and job changes they’ve had to make due to this unreliable, burdensome commute. It’s time Westfield received its fair share of peak one seat rides and better service, and I’m committed to actually putting in the work to get this done.