A special meeting has been arranged next Tuesday for those Heights rail commuters who say they have been fenced out by NJ Transit, no longer able to access the Teterboro/Williams stop by foot as a large fence has been put up on the Hasbrouck Heights side of the tracks.
Mayor Rose Heck responded to the commuters' woes recently aired at a mayor and council meeting by inviting a representative from NJ Transit to meet with the commuters.
The meeting is set for Tuesday, Feb 26 at 7:30 p.m. and will be only the topic of this rail stop, according to Heck.
Heights resident Lino Brescia was among the first of the commuters to vocalize the issue by starting a petition against NJ Transit for putting up this fence.
Brescia has said he formerly had an easy commute into New York City as he was able to easily cross over the tracks at this top in order to board from the Teterboro side.
Since this fence was put up, he and dozens of other commuters affected by this change, have to walk up a ramp to Route 46 which has no sidewalk and therefore is considered more dangerous.
During last week's mayor and council meeting Mayor Heck sided with the commuters stating that the borough has tried for years to help NJ Transit improve that location with the hopes of turning it into a Teterboro/Hasbrouck Heights stop but the transit company had refused suggested options on more than one occasion.
To view the petition visit http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/njtransit-pascack-valley-teterboro-access/
Click for Lino Brescia's letter to the editor on the topic.