by Mister Midtown
finsuburbia wrote:Requiring the 19 mile drive to Annandale from Phillipsburg leaves anyone who does not have access to a car out in the cold.If they are "out in the cold" now, and we do not see a United Nations-type humanitarian food convoy heading to Phillipsburg anytime soon, then I do not see this as a realistic concern.
Until the whole Northern New Jersey Region obtains a mass transit system comparable to New York City's, with its 722 miles of subway lines, countless bus routes, taxi and van service galore, and even a few horse-drawn vehicles, driving is a requirement in our area. If someone does not have a car they generally have bigger transportation concerns than the availibility of train service within walking distance of their homes.
As I stated in another post: A train ride to Newark or New York does not help me, and millions of other New Jersey residents, with the schlep to the grocery store four miles away, and it will not get our kids to sports practice. An automobile is necessary, and we should not lament this fact.
Phillipsburg residents who desire the service of the Raritan Valley Line should drive or move closer to the ROW.