--Newark's Mayor, Cory Booker, is behind the project and that gives us the full support of Newark, Kearny and Belleville, a good place to start when considering the project's impact.
--Rep. Steve Rothman's office has indicated that he would be behind the project and provide whatever support is necessary to convince others to sign onto the project, but his transit advisor has indicated that NJ Transit is in no position to have people start work on a project like this - all of their manpower and resources are going towards the ARC tunnel project right now. In addition, he recommended expanding the project as far as it could possibly go and then turning things down later on when NJ Transit has at least had the chance to review the whole project.
With that in mind, I created a Google Map based on new stations available with the whole new line - start to finish.
View Northern New Jersey Light Rail Expansion in a larger map
As such, I'll eventually be redoing (again!) the whole proposal to reflect this.
With the map, I went as far as possible with regards to actual track laid down. Past Watsessing Station in Bloomfield things get a little sketchy because so much of the track has been yanked up. That's why it's stopping there.
More to come!