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Online petition started to increase weekend, daily train service in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – More than 300 people have signed an online petition to increase weekend, daily train service in Hackettstown.

Shawn Walters started the petition last month and he said, “As a frequent traveler for work, I find the train schedule in Hackettstown, NJ to be extremely limited. This lack of reliable public transportation makes it challenging for me and many others who depend on public transit. Our town deserves better.”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hackettstown is home to over 10,000 residents. It’s growing and many of whom rely on public transportation for their daily commute. However, the current train service does not meet our needs. The limited schedule restricts our ability to travel freely and impacts our quality of life, Walters said.

“Increasing weekend and daily train service would greatly benefit the community by providing more flexibility for commuters like myself, students attending Centenary University located in town, seniors who rely on public transportation for essential trips, as well as tourists visiting our beautiful historic sites.” Walters said.

“We urge New Jersey Transit to review its current scheduling policies and consider increasing the frequency of trains serving Hackettstown. By doing so, they can help improve mobility within our community while also reducing traffic congestion and carbon emissions,” Walter said.

You can view the petition here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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