Scutari, Kean Bill to Require NJ Transit to Conduct a Study on Restoring Raritan Valley/NYC Rail Service Now Law

The Regional Plan Association conducted a study on the impact the one-seat ride service into Manhattan has on the towns surrounding the rail line. The study revealed that towns are more desirable and see increases in their residential property values. These towns greatly benefit from workers traveling through as well; salaries for jobs in Manhattan are 60% higher than the same jobs in New Jersey.  This consumer spending correlates to strong local economies with healthy business districts, and attract new businesses to these towns.

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