Published 6 times a year the RAILGRAM serves as the printed newsletter of the Lackawanna Coalition. The headline from each edition is listed for, however the Railgram contains many other relevant articles of interest.

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  • November/December 2017 - A Better Gateway: Build What We Need and Don’t Build What We Don’t Need! / Coalition Celebrates Midtown Direct Service to Manhattan, Part 3 / Coalition Calls for Rail Study Instead of Busway Study In Essex and Passaic Counties
  • September/October 2017 - Feared “Summer from Hell” Was Not As Bad As Expected, But It Could Have Been Better / First “Coffee and Commuting” Outreach Efforts A Success / NJT Has No Plans To Give Customers Access to Moynihan Train Hall
  • July/August 2017 - The Hoboken Commute Returns This Summer for Everyone: What You Need to Know / A Historic Moment at New Jersey Transit As Board Member Votes “NO” on Two Issues
  • May/June 2017 - A Month of Madness on the Railroad / Day After Snowstorm, Irate Riders Launch Blizzard of Tweets / The Railgram and Our Website: The Ideal Combination to Keep You Informed
  • March/April 2017 - Coalition Makes Case for Better Transit at Legislative Hearings / Coalition Concerned About Gateway Program Development Corp. Structure / A Midnight Ride on the Gladstone Branch / Remembering Jack McDougal (1931-2017)
  • January/February 2017 - Crashes Highlight Safety Shortcomings / A Better Way to Think of The Cost of a Project / Coalition Celebrates Midtown Direct Service to Penn Station, Part 2 / Remembering Phil Craig (1937-2016)
  • November/December 2016 - Hoboken Terminal Reopens Quickly After Crash, But Outage is Rough On Riders / A Failure of Communication On the Way Back to Hoboken / The TTF Fix: A Mixed Bag for NJ Transit
  • September/October 2016 - New Law Allows NJT To Cut Service By Two Hours Without Notice to the Public / Summer Retrospective: Delays and Frustration, But NJ Transit Survives the Heat / A Transit Anniversary that Got Lost in the Shuffle / Remembering Bill Wright (1930-2016)
  • July/August 2016 - Gateway Splits in Two: Hudson Tunnel Project Now Separate / Essex County Stops Restored on Late-Evening Train from Dover / Coalition Celebrates 20 Years of Midtown Direct Service: Part One
  • May/June 2016 - Coalition Calls for Dedicated Funding for NJ Transit Operations
  • March/April 2016 - 75 Hours Later, Back to Normal / Labor Dispute Continues on NJT Rail; Will Riders Have Trains on March 13? / OPINION: NJT’s Blizzard Decision—The Right Choice?
  • January/February 2016 - Change is Coming to NJ Transit, And It Might Be Good For Riders! / NJT Gives Us Some of Our Evening Back / Community Transportation in Perilous Financing Bind / Coalition Elects New Officers
  • November/December 2015 - New Jersey Transit Eliminates Our Last Trains Without Notice / A Trip to New York, Without the Last Train / Perilous Financing Bind for Community Transportation
  • September/October 2015 - Is Labor a New Ally for Advocates in the Struggle to Improve Our Transit? / Will Transit Riders Be Represented on NJT's Board of Directors / Life on the Pascack Valley Train Line, But Without the Last Train!
  • July/August 2015 - Riders Protest Poor Service, While Objecting to Fare Increases and Service Cuts / Opinion: Moving People Across the Hudson River Until We Get Another Tunnel / Advisory Committee Chair Calls for Stable Funding of Community Transit / Vintage Trains Roll to Celebrate the BMT Centennial in New York City
  • May/June 2015 - NJT Proposed Fare Increases, Service Cuts: Why We Say NO / Gladstone Riders Flummoxed Again / Supreme Court Gives Amtrak a Reprieve, Not a Strong Victory
  • March/April 2015 - NJT Schedule: How Fast Is Your Train?, NJT Making Slow Progress On “Quality of Ride” Issues , NJT Comes Back from Jan. Blizzard Fairly Well, But There Are Still Some Deficiencies, Coalition’s Technical Dir. Elected SCDRTAC Chair
  • January/February 2015 - NJT Schedule: How Does Your Station Compare?, Coalition Elects New Officers, Evening "One-Seat-Ride" Service From New York Comes to Raritan Valley Line, Coming Attractions for Meeting Presentations 
  • November/December 2014 - Must Repair of Sandy-Damaged Tunnels Wait for Amtrak’s $16B Gateway Project? , Fox Returns as NJDOT Commissioner, Troubled Financial Waters Ahead For NJ Transit?, NJ Transit Celebrates 35 Years of Service To the Riding Public
  • September/October 2014 - ARC Is Still Dead. What's Plan B? (Part 1), Rembering the "Edison Electric" Cars, Feds Confirm that the "Dinky" is Now Dinkier, A New Shuttle Can Take You From Gladstone to Chester This Fall, Book Review: Thrills on The Rails
  • July/August 2014 - Lackawanna Coalition Honored by NJT Board and Executive Director, A New Shuttle Can Take You From Gladstone To Chester This Summer, Off-peak Quiet Car Update, Update: Opening NJT Board Committee Meetings to the Public, Twitter Advocacy Movement Gathering Steam 
  • May/June 2014 - Coalition Celebrates 35th Anniversary / NJT Board Begins To Open Its Committee Meetings To the Public / “Quiet Commute Cars” Aren’t Just for Commuters Anymore, But Implementation is Off to a Slow Start / Coming Attractions at the Coalition
  • March/April 2014 - What We Learned from the “Mass Transit Super Bowl”, NJT Names New Executive Director, A Hoboken Cure for the Midtown Woes, Lackawanna Coalition Establishes Communications Committee
  • January/February 2014 - Reverse Kearny: A Step In The Right Direction Or A Waste of Money?, Rider vs. Ticket Vending Machine, NJ Transit's Board and Executive Director Honor Jim Raleigh
  • November/December 2013 - Jim Raleigh, Frind To Commuters, History, Dies at 79, Post-Sandy, Key Trains Still Missing
  • September/October 2013 - Gladstone Branch Service Disrupted by Washouts, Reports: NJT Didn’t Follow Its Own Storm Plan During Sandy
  • July/August 2013 - We're Making Changes to Serve You Better, Rail Advocacy Organizations Elsewhere In New Jersey Are Keeping Busy, Too, Platform Gaps: It’s Long Past Time To Give the Issue Attention, Remembering Sen. Frank Lautenberg (1924-2013)
  • May/June 2013 - NJT Plans to Spend $1.2 Million On Transit Arrangements for Super Bowl, But Coalition Objects, NJT Overcharges Meadowlands Passengers From Morristown Line, NJT Still Not Doing Well, Six Months After Hurricane Sandy, NJT Plans to Extend Summit Interlocking Farther West as Part Of Summit Station Repair Program
  • March/April 2013 - Weekday Service on M&E Still Far Below Normal, Dual-Power Locomotives Run Into Penn Station For the First Time, NJT Expedites Repairs to Equipment and to Hoboken Terminal in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy
  • January/February 2013 - Post Sandy, NJT Rail Service Returned Slowly -- and Still Has Major Gaps, Coalition Calls for Arrow III Cars to Be Overhauled and Operated on Our Lines, Opinion: Don't Rush to Scrap a Proven Fleet
  • November/December 2012 - Good News and Bad News At the NJT Board Meeting in October, Vignettes from a Superstorm: Transit Experiences Post-Sandy
  • September/October 2012 - Weigh In On the Future Of The NEC, Essex Transporation Master Plan To Look at New Road and Street Policies, New Bus Service Connects M&E Line to Sussex County -- But There Are Catches
  • July/August 2012 - Legislature Increases Funding For NEC By 81%, NJT Plans Bus Service Cuts; Coalition Objects, Cyclists Gain Train Access On Weekdays, But Essentially Lose It On Weekends, NJ Transportation Commissioner Visits Coalition
  • May/June 2012 - Coalition Asks Lawmakers to Budget for Third Trans-Hudson Rail Tunnel, Crucial NEC Infrastructure Improvements, Rail Advocate Calls for Light Rail Improvement in Newark, Remembering Donald Payne (1934-2012)
  • March/April 2012 - Coalition Commends NJT Boards's Steps to Boost Public Participation, Calls for Further Improvements, Coalition Calls for Transit Riders to Get Tax Benefits Back, Construction Start Nears on First Segment of Lackawanna Cutoff
  • January/February 2012 - NJ Comissioner Says He Tried to Improve ARC Project While Heading FTA, NJT Board Acts to Improve Meeting Transparency, Tolls Up, Transit Ridership Too
  • November/December 2011 - NJT Settles Dispute with FTA over ARC Funds, NJT Customer Survey Gives Rail Service Lowest Marks, M&E Line Marks 175 Years of Rail Service
  • September/October 2011 - Irene Sidetracks NJT Trains for Three Days, PATH Fares Will Rise Every Year, NEC Derailment Forces Tunnel Closure
  • July/August 2011 - Three Service Outages in Three Days, Coalition Calls for "Quiet Commute Cars" Outside of Commuting Hours, NJT Opts for High-Floor Busses, Bucking Trend Toward Low Floor Models
  • May/June 2011 - Coalition Calls for Affordable Trans-Hudson Project, Coalition Helps Connect New England By Rail, Amtrak Observes 40th Anniversary
  • March/April 2011 - Parts of Amtrak's Gateway Plan Needed Now, but East Side Access Remains Our Goal, Despite Recent NY Fare Hikes, NJT Rail Commuters Usually Still Pay More, Regional Connectivity on the Agenda For April Conference
  • January/February 2011 - ARC is Dead -- Long Live an Affordable ARC?,Christie Proposes More Borrowing for Highway Project, MU Overhaul: Opportunity for Better Service
  • November/December 2010 - Christie Scraps ARC Tunnel Project, New Jersey Transit Restructures Morris County Bus Service, New York Fares Go Up Again
  • September/October 2010 - Use It or Lose It?, State Senator Proposes Increase In Gasoline User Fee, Riders Get Fare Hikes, Consultants Get Big Bucks
  • July/August 2010 - Media Begin Singing Coalition’s ARC Refrain, NJT Cuts Newark Light Rail, New York Makes Drastic Cuts in Transit Service
  • May/June 2010 - NJT Rail: The Highest Fares in the US!, Advocates Protest as NJT Board Approves Huge Fare Hikes, Off-Peak Fare Discounts: A Similar Story, But With a Different Outcome
  • March/April 2010 - NJT Riders Face Steep Fare Hikes and Service Cuts, Moynihan Station Gets Stimulus Funds Along with Amtrak Commitment, Governor Appoints New Transportation Leaders
  • January/February 2010 - Columnist Criticizes ARC As NJT Awards First Contract, Changes to Portal Bridge Plan Warant Federal Review, Coalition Endorses Call for More Transportation Funding From Casino Revenue Fund
  • November/December 2009 - Weekend Rail Service Returns to Montclair, NJT Ventures into Connecticut, Lackawanna Cutoff Project Clears Federal Environmental Hurdle, Remembering Al Cafiero (1920-2009)
  • September/October 2009 - NJT Board Approves Light Rail For Nothern Branch, NJT Enacts FY 2010 Budget, Rail Users’ Network Votes To Put “Penn Station First”, NJT Celebrates Thirtieth Anniversary Without Fanfare
  • July/August 2009 - Montclair Leaders Call For Weekend Service, Corzine Signs Budget With Reliance on Federal Stimulus, Gladstone Substitute Bussing - A Permanent Change?
  • May/June 2009 - Feds Hold High Speed Workshops, Transit Funding and the NJ Political Process, NYC Bus/Subway Fares Rise but Could Have Been Worse
  • March/April 2009 - Coalition Celebrates 30th Anniversary, Coalition Takes ARC Campaign to Capitol Hill, Great Notch Station Reprieved
  • ARC Special Edition - NJT Permanently Bars Amtrak From ARC Trans-Hudson Tunnels
  • January/February 2009 - Coalition Wins First Amendment Fight, Gladstone Line Changes
  • November/December 2008 - ARC Update: Price Tag Rises by $1 Billion, Mount Tabor Blasts NJT For Drastic Service Cuts, Weekend Service back on Gladstone Branch
  • September/October 2008 - Rail Advocate Calls for NJT to be Disbanded, Reorganized, NJTPA Approves Funding to Begin Cutoff Project, Weekend Service Cuts on Newark Light Rail
  • July/August 2008 - FTA, Amtrak Question Current ARC Proposal, Regional Rail Advocates Keep Up the Pressure, Coalition Blasts NJT on Latest Cuts, Busses Replace Gladstone Trains Again This Summer
  • May/June 2008 - Opposition to ARC Project Grows, M&E Off-Peak Service Cut Nearly In Half
  • March/April 2008 - Summit Opposes THE Tunnel project, PATH Turns 100
  • January/February 2008 - National Organization Endorses Coalition's Position on ARC, Remembering George Warrington, NJT Opens New Stations in Mt. Arlington, Wayne, Coalition Salutes NJT Rail on 25th Year