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Princeton Branch Riders Protest Shutdown at Council Meeting

New Jersey Transit’s plan to shut down the Dinky for over three months was not well received at the October 8 Princeton Council meeting.  For press coverage, see this Town Topics story titled  “Plenty  of Opposition to NJ Transit Plan for … Continue reading

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Riders Protest NJ Transit Plan for Long Term Suspension of Dinky Service

In response to a mid-September NJ Transit announcement of  plans to suspend Dinky service for at least three months, with replacement bus service, Save the Dinky Treasurer John Kilbride started a  change.org petition urging NJ Transit to reconsider.  See this  PP story.  … Continue reading

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Courts rule in favor of NJ Transit – a reprise of the 2016 cases

After a long wait for results, a three-judge panel in the New Jersey Appellate Division issued opinions on February 17, 2016  ruling in favor of New Jersey Transit in both of our appeals and upholding the lawfulness of the station … Continue reading

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Save the Dinky President Receives 2015 Rail Advocate Award from NJARP

Anita Garoniak, co-founder and President of Save the Dinky, received an award from the New Jersey Association of Rail Passengers for her efforts to save and strengthen Princeton Dinky train service.  According to NJARP President Len Resto, “Anita Garoniak is a … Continue reading

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Significant Ridership Decline In First Months After Station Move

As is detailed by Planet Princeton in a 2015 article titled Princeton Dinky Ridership: A Double Digit decline, ridership on the Dinky declined significantly during the first two months of operation after the station terminus was relocated farther from Nassau … Continue reading

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Upcoming Court Arguments October 19 Spotlight NJ Transit’s Role in Dinky Move

The fight to save the Dinky has always been about more than the station location.  In two cases to be heard  before NJ Appellate Division judges on October 19 in Mt. Holly we argue that  NJ Transit is legally obligated … Continue reading

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Save the Dinky President Receives NJ-ARP Award for Outstanding Rail Advocacy

In mid-September Save the Dinky President Anita Garoniak received the prestigious Arthur L Reuben (ART) Advocate for Rail Transit award from the New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers (NJ-ARP).   For news coverage, see  Planet Princeton. The ART award is given … Continue reading

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NJTransit Does Not Need Federal Approval to Abandon Commuter Rail Lines, says STB

On July 25, the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) issued its ruling responding to a petition filed on June 24, 2013 by the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) and the New Jersey Asssociation of Railroad Passengers (NJARP) arguing that … Continue reading

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Save the Dinky Litigation Update: Midsummer 2014

Over the past months, as the University has doggedly moved forward with its “arts and transit” construction, we have moved forward with our litigation, with mixed results that we summarize below (1)  1984 Sales Contract Case.   Filed in 2011, … Continue reading

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