Posts by Debra Karrat

Union News Daily: Rails to trails for train tracks in Summit

UNION COUNTY, NJ — According to Union County’s Master Plan, Summit has made it a priority to fund a green pathway that would serve both recreational and commuter purposes. Summit’s Robert Rubino has envisioned converting an abandoned railway into the city’s own Highline Park. The land to be converted to the Highline used to be the right-of-way for the Raritan Valley Railroad….Read full story.
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Summit High Line “Crown Jewel”

Read full article by clicking on the picture above… SUMMIT — There’s an abandoned railroad line running through Summit and Council President Robert Rubino has a vision about what it could become — Summit’s own Highline. During her “State of the City” address, Mayor Ellen Dickson, predicted the “Summit Highline initiative will be a crown jewel in a trail system in Summit.” The land to be used for the Highline was once the right of way for the Raritan Valley Railroad. The state hired the Morristown and Erie Railway to restore the line to connect Staten Island to the national rail
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