Yet, plans are about to move forward.
A newspaper report says that the federal government has finally released an environmental impact statement about extending the route from 85th Street in North Bergen for eight miles to Englewood or Tenafly. The route would travel through Fairview, Ridgefield, Palisades Park, and Leonia, over old CSX tracks.
NJ Transit has scheduled four public hearings on the environmental statement, which will be presented formally at each of the hearings.
The hearings will be held Jan. 24 and Jan. 26, and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on both days. They will be held in Tenafly on Jan. 24 and Englewood on Jan. 26.
The statement and information is available at http://northernbranchcorridor.com/docs.html