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Old 07-31-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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That's not cats. It's the Jersey Devil.
Best response yet.

Also, I'm surprised how many people haven't heard of Jersey Devil.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:09 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Best response yet.

Also, I'm surprised how many people haven't heard of Jersey Devil.
Thanks! I'm doing my part to spread the word on the Jersey Devil.

Several North Carolinians who I've told have said that they figure he'll be coming down soon, to escape the taxes. They said there's enough room here for the Jersey Devil & Bigfoot.
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:40 AM
 
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I've always wondered when the 13th Leed's child was going to run for office. As the oldest resident I think he (or it) would be very concerned about the property tax situation and the preservation of open space.
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:52 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Why would anyone want SJ to be developed , i like it undeveloped. Gives us NNJ ppl a place to relax. Clean up Camden , Trenton , and AC and build up those cities and that will be enough. Only 3 Rail lines will built down there this decade.
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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Only 3 Rail lines will built down there this decade.

Wait really!? All I knew of was the light rail in Gloucester County.
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:22 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Wait really!? All I knew of was the light rail in Gloucester County.
1.The Riverline Extension to Gloucester County.
2. The PATCO Extension
3. Restoration of the Cape May line
4. The Riverline Extension to the West Trenton Septa (future NJT Station)
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:18 AM
 
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1.The Riverline Extension to Gloucester County.
2. The PATCO Extension
3. Restoration of the Cape May line
4. The Riverline Extension to the West Trenton Septa (future NJT Station)
I know you are pretty knowledgable on the rail aspects, but this list is a little off.

The Riverline "extension" and the PATCO "extension" are essentially the same thing. DRPA pushed for the original diesel light rail extension to connect Camden and Glassboro along with several other projects like express bus service along 42/55, improvements to the AC Rail Line and connections to AC International Airport all as part of a unified South Jersey transit strategy. So, 1 and 2 on your list are the same project as it has not been determined if the rail line extension will be operated by DRPA as part of PATCO or under NJT as an extension of the Riverline.

Also, the West Trenton spur is not a sure thing. NJT put it on their 2020 "wish list" but have taken no further action to do anything with it.

The only project that is currently underway is a transfer station in Pennsauken that will link the Riverline with the AC Rail Line. It's expected to be completed in 2012.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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1.The Riverline Extension to Gloucester County.
2. The PATCO Extension
3. Restoration of the Cape May line
4. The Riverline Extension to the West Trenton Septa (future NJT Station)
NJGoat covered the RiverLINE/Patco situation, which is being screwed up horribly, but we'll probably see restoration of the Cape May Line after I'm dead (and I'm 20). I've e-mail NJT many times over this, as well as the Gloucester-Camden Line, and they took the Cape May Line off of their planned list of improvements. The Gloucester-Camden line, which is supposed to be an extension of the RiverLINE, is ending much shorter than it should. The should go all the way down the line to Millville, and not just operate it as a shuttle between Rowan campuses. This all goes back to NJT not giving a crap if it doesn't run into Manhatten.

Also, the West Trenton service is more North/Central Jersey. Trenton is NOT a part of South Jersey.
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I know you are pretty knowledgable on the rail aspects, but this list is a little off.

The Riverline "extension" and the PATCO "extension" are essentially the same thing. DRPA pushed for the original diesel light rail extension to connect Camden and Glassboro along with several other projects like express bus service along 42/55, improvements to the AC Rail Line and connections to AC International Airport all as part of a unified South Jersey transit strategy. So, 1 and 2 on your list are the same project as it has not been determined if the rail line extension will be operated by DRPA as part of PATCO or under NJT as an extension of the Riverline.

Also, the West Trenton spur is not a sure thing. NJT put it on their 2020 "wish list" but have taken no further action to do anything with it.

The only project that is currently underway is a transfer station in Pennsauken that will link the Riverline with the AC Rail Line. It's expected to be completed in 2012.
At least the Pennsauken project is at least something that's being done to slightly improve SJ public transportation! It would be a million times better if the Cape May line was restored and if there were more trains running on the AC rail line! The hour wait for the next train is just unacceptable. God forbid if South Jersey has decent public transportation!
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:28 PM
 
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At least the Pennsauken project is at least something that's being done to slightly improve SJ public transportation! It would be a million times better if the Cape May line was restored and if there were more trains running on the AC rail line! The hour wait for the next train is just unacceptable. God forbid if South Jersey has decent public transportation!
The A.C. would see a TREMENDOUS increase in ridership if they actually had a decent number of trains running, and as someone who lives along the Rt. 55/ Rt. 47 corridor to Cape May, I would kill for a rail link between us, Philly, and Cape May. I could escape some of the P.A. drivers out there and avoid traffic.
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