Towns and organizations that favor

Towns that favor the restoration of NYS&W passenger rail service
Vernon Township, NJ
In Vernon's August 22, 2011 council meeting, Vernon Township, led my Mayor Vic Marotta went on record, along with the entire town council to favor the restoration of passenger rail service. They also mentioned our Facebook page.  View the video below right past the hour mark.  Video courtesy of The Revered Review.

Click here to view the video - Vernon Township Council Meeting - August 22, 2011

Kinnelon, NJ
At Kinnelon's Feburary 16, 2011 council meeting, Kinnelon Mayor Robert Collins went on record stating that he is "on board with the idea" of restoring commuter rail service along Route 23.  The article (linked below) states:

Collins said the growth in population has resulted in congestion along Route 23, and a commuter rail line would reduce traffic. Freeholder Gene Feyl recognized that the idea of reinstating a commuter line was initiated by Passaic County.

He also is quoted
saying that rail service is "long overdue" for the area.

Click here to read the article on - Kinnelon mayor wants commuter trains to return - February 26, 2012

Organizations that favor the restoration of NYS&W passenger rail service
New Jersey Association of Railway Passengers
In their newsletter, dated August 28, 2011, the New Jersey Association of Railway Passengers, the leading consumer rail passenger organization within the state, featured the groups Facebook page and urged their members in Morris and Sussex Counties to show their support by liking the page.  Newsletter below courtesy of the New Jersey Association of Railway Passengers.

Click here to read the newsletter and to find out how you can join the NJ-ARP - August 28, 2011

Sussex County Chamber of Commerce
In an email, dated February 3, 2012, Sussex County Chamber of Commerce President Tammie Horsfield has expressed their support for bringing passenger rail service to Sussex County, NJ. This includes bringing rail service back to the NYS&W rail line:

We spearheaded an aggressive marketing and public relations effort a number of years ago. That public relations effort helped to convince the State of NJ to purchase an abandoned landfill property in Hardyston Township for a future rail facility. All of this after Sparta declined the opportunity.  

(Note: We were working on getting permission to post the email and marketing materials.  This is why this update was delayed.)

Click here to read the email.  Click here to see the brochure.

Online Petitions
In an effort to broaden our reach, a petition on has been set up.  Currently, the petition has close to 50 signatures, with people supporting the effort from across the country.

Sign the petition here.

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