Pleased to learn that NJT apparently has "shussed" Hootie the Owl and all his friends so that they are moving ahead with clearing the Roseville Tunnel.
But I'd like to think that within this 5570 post "epic" we have established that Sussex County is as far as NJT need go. What we must consider, as surely has NJT, is this apparent COVID-era "flight to the Burbs" could come to a halt post-COVID. With such "just around the corner", the likes of my Sister's fellow no-VAX Evangelists and Trumpers notwithstanding, the move could easily well reverse course and NJT will scratch the project - dead.
Let us not forget that to continue Westward and over the River (that bridge may still be there, but I cringe when driving under it on the 80; so must others who care about their cars), as well as upgrading the DL&W to Class 3 however far West as needed at a minimum is "someone else's baby".
Now where a "last mile" bus transfer could help would be to serve communities Northward on the 206 to Newton, thence Westward on the 94 into Warren County. But why bother with Monroe County PA? What do they do beyond their fares to benefit the State of New Jersey?
All told, good to know "something's happening", but these dreams or resurrecting the Phoebe Snow are simply just that - dreams.