Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Rail Group Hears City Plans

Intrigued by a news item that Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs and Public Works and Urban Development Director Jennifer Wenson Maier would talk about the transit village plans, three city bloggers made plans to go to Westfield early Monday.

The event was the bi-monthly meeting of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, which is made up of officials and residents of Middlesex, Somerset, Union and Hunterdon counties. Transit villages are a hot topic along the Raritan Valley Line and Plainfield wants to have four of them.

About an hour before the 8:15 a.m. meeting, Plaintalker was told it was canceled. Just to make sure, fellow blogger Maria Pellum and I went to Westfield anyway. Blogger Dan Damon was also told it was canceled, but he also showed up.

Jacques Howard gave the presentation and I ended up writing a news story on it for the Courier, earning a few dollars to finance my next shopping foray to Westfield.

Check The Crescent Times and Dan’s blog to see their takes on the event.

I enjoyed seeing an egret in Mindowaskin Park and browsing in some new stores after the meeting.



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