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Princeton Dinky advocacy group will not appeal decision
Princeton Dinky advocacy group will not appeal decision

September 22, 2014
PRINCETON, N.J. — The New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers will not appeal the U.S. Surface Transportation Board decision that New Jersey Transit is immune from federal review the Princeton Dinky line, reported Planet Princeton. The Surface Transportation Board ruled in July that New Jersey Transit is exempt from federal oversight. Two lawsuits filed by residents and the group

Princeton's Dinky rail relocation to proceed after board ruling
Princeton's Dinky rail relocation to proceed after board ruling

August 4, 2014
PRINCETON, N.J. — A petition proposed by two railroad passenger associations challenging New Jersey Transit’s jurisdiction over the Dinky Line at Princeton University and its surrounding buildings was denied by the Surface Transportation Board, according to The Daily Princetonian. RELATED: Princeton arts complex proposal may save historic Dinky train The petition was put forward by the New

NJ Transit opens new Princeton U. train station
NJ Transit opens new Princeton U. train station

November 17, 2014
called "The Dinky," the shortest regularly scheduled passenger train in the nation. For the full story, click here.

Judge rules in favor of Princeton rail station move

January 6, 2014
PRINCETON, N.J. — A county Superior Court judge ruled Princeton University was within its rights to move the Dinky station approximately 500 feet south because it had received the necessary approvals from NJ Transit, according to the Princeton Patch. University officials announced plans to move the station south to make room for its now-under-construction Arts & Transit Neighborhood. Members

Princeton arts complex proposal may save historic 'Dinky' train
Princeton arts complex proposal may save historic 'Dinky' train

March 28, 2011
With the support of students and the neighboring community, Princeton University is making great efforts to save the iconic "Dinky" train from being replaced by a new bus line. Also known as the Princeton Branch and Princeton Junction and Back (PJ&B), the 146-year-old train not only holds a great deal of history for the university, but also serves as an important connection between the school

Despite Dinky ridership dip, Princeton transit use up 15%

January 17, 2014
PRINCETON, N.J. — Ridership on public transportation provided by Princeton University increased by more than 15% in September and October compared to last year, according to The Daily Princetonian. However, NJ Transit Senior Public Information Officer William Smith said in the story that Dinky train ridership between Princeton and Princeton Junction went down by 12.3%. Martin Mbugua

Group files emergency order to halt Dinky station move
Group files emergency order to halt Dinky station move

August 19, 2013
PRINCETON, N.J. — Citizen group “Save the Dinky” filed an emergency application with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection asking the state to temporarily stay the approval it gave New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) last year to move the Dinky station train tracks, according to Planet Princeton. NJ Transit sold the station property to Princeton University in October 1984

Princeton, NJ Transit agree to land swap for train project
Princeton, NJ Transit agree to land swap for train project

July 8, 2013
PRINCETON, N.J. — The Princeton Packet reported that NJ Transit and Princeton University agreed to a land swap that is essential for the school’s arts and transit project to move forward. NJ Transit acquired a small parcel needed for realigning the tracks of the Dinky train that connects the campus with Princeton Junction. The university acquired a .84-acre parcel for the parking lot

Cost of work on Princeton Transit Center increases

March 4, 2013
PRINCETON, N.J. — Officials at Princeton University told The Times of Trenton that work has already begun on the biggest building project in its 267-year history, the estimated cost has increased by 10% to $330 million and that construction will involve shutting down the Dinky rail station for one week this summer. The news was announced one week after opponents of the plan to move the Dinky

Advocacy group responds to Princeton rail station ruling

January 17, 2014
In response to a recent court ruling stating that Princeton University was within its rights to move the Dinky station, the Princeton rail passenger advocacy group, Save the Dinky Inc., issued the following response: Responding to the December 23 ruling by N.J. Chancery Judge Paul Innes, the Princeton rail passenger advocacy group, Save the Dinky Inc. (SDKY) said the ruling was important

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