About NJ-ARP

  Serving New Jersey’s rail passengers since 1980 New Jersey needs a strong, interconnected transportation network to combat problems such as massive traffic congestion, air and noise pollution, and inefficient land and water use, all of which encroach upon our resources, our competitiveness and our general quality of life. As the leading consumer rail passenger organization within the state, the New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers (NJ-ARP) has supported a balanced public transportation system for all of New Jersey.

is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1980 by concerned New Jersey residents who wanted a greater voice in deciding their transit. We have played an active role both in the implementation of new passenger rail service, as well as in restoration of services. Watch (below) as the rail map changes over 30 years to see how we've help effect rail service within New Jersey.

We are a volunteer organization with NO paid staff. Our volunteers, many from within the transportation field, are among the best and most diverse in New Jersey. We often testify at hearings held by New Jersey Transit, PATH, Amtrak, PATCO, and other governmental agencies. For over three decades,
NJ-ARP has been on the forefront in advocating efficient intermodal transportation solutions using rail, light rail, ferry, bus, and even bicycle.

Major capital projects we have supported:  
  • Hudson/Bergen Light Rail (HBLR)
  • Midtown Direct Morris & Essex Line
  • Midtown Direct Montclair - Boonton Line
  • Secaucus Junction Transfer Station
  • Meadowlands-Secaucus Rail Line
  • Montclair Connection
  • Newark Airport Station
  • Two Newark City Subway Extensions
  • Cape May Seashore Lines
  • Atlantic City - Philadelphia Line
  • Pennsauken Transit Center Station
  • 34 mile River Line (Trenton to Camden)
  • Newark Broad Street Station Reconstruction
  • Extension of Electrification from Bay Street to Great Notch

Future projects we’re advancing include:
  • Monmouth-Ocean-Middlesex Rail (MOM)
  • HBLR Northern Valley to Tenafly border
  • NYC #7 Subway extension to Secaucus
  • Bergen Cross-County Light Rail Line
  • Susquehanna Line
  • Lackawanna Cut-Off to Scranton, PA
  • Amtrak Northeast Corridor Gateway Project
  • West Trenton - Bound Brook Line
  • Gloucester County Light Rail Line

Watch the rail
map change
over 30 years!

, founded in 1980, is an independent advocacy organization.

NJ-ARP Membership Benefits

Help improve the ride of the future! In addition to capital projects, we also promote quality of life issues such as:

–Free weekend parking at light rail stations.

–Thru-ticketing between rail & light rail at NJT TVMs.

– Raritan Line and Bay Head thru-service to NY-Penn.

– Improved cleanliness on board trains and at stations.

– Proper supervision of and restoration of rest rooms.

Our members' support is vital to our efforts to make clear the importance of rail passenger service, by informing media and elected officials of the valuable role a balanced transportation system plays in our state. That is a part of our mandate – and outreach by our members at public forums and to the media helped revise lower some of the more onerous provisions of recent NJ Transit and PATH fare increases. NJ-ARP also has, and will continue, to influence New Jersey Transit’s equipment design decisions. You may have ideas of your own. We want to hear them and pass them on!

Make Your Dollars Count! If you believe in a more efficient, balanced statewide transportation network and a better New Jersey, join NJ-ARP and add your voice to the growing list of citizens demanding more and better rail service.

Membership benefits include:
  • NJ-ARP NEWSLETTER REPORT - (All members.) Published bi-monthly (even months). E-mailed or mailed to all members to keep them informed of current plans, development ideas and proposals for better transportation services.

  • NJ-ARP WEBSITE - (Free registration for all members.) Updated on an almost daily basis with interesting features such as Transit News, photo travelogues, and over ten years worth of NJ-ARP publication archives
  • NJ-ARP NEWSLETTER PLUS! (For Sustaining and Patron members.) Published bi-monthly (odd months) E-mailed or mailed to Sustaining and Patron members. Offers late-breaking transit-related issues.
  • NJ-ARP ANNUAL MEETING (All members) These informative meetings are held in a different New Jersey community each year. Make your voice heard as you dine in a congenial atmosphere with transit agency leaders and our directors and representatives.  (Luncheon is included for PATRON members; additional charge for other level members.)

Join NJ-ARP now! You can join NJ-ARP online with your credit or debit card. Or, if you prefer, you can join via postal mail. In either case, click here to join NJ-ARP!


Contact Us

New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers
PO Box 271
Raritan, N.J. 08869-0271

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