Save the Dinky lawsuit challenges University’s claim that 1984 contract gave it the right to move the Dinky Terminus

Save the Dinky, along with four Princeton residents who are Save the Dinky members, and others similarly situated, filed a lawsuit on October 4 seeking to block Princeton University from proceeding with plans to move the terminus of the Dinky south from its existing platform.  Newsworks story at link.  Attorney Bruce Afran filed the suit in the New Jersey Superior Court, Chancery Division, Mercer County for Save the Dinky and the individual plaintiffs, Anne Waldon Neumann, Peter Marks, Rodney Fisk, Walter Neumann.   In addition to Princeton University, the lawsuit names New Jersey Transit as a defendant.

The University has claimed that a 1984 contract with New Jersey Transit gave it the right to the right to relocate the terminus to a location to the south off of the existing platform to facilitate commuter access to its Lot 7 garage.

A provision in the contract permits a southward move of the terminus “coincident with the location of the minimum reservation of platform space.” Save the Dinky believes that this move has already been made.  In 1987 or thereafter, the terminus was moved from the north station to the south station–the location of the minimum reservation of platform space.  The lawsuit contends that the contract did not give the University the right to make additional moves.

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