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MEDIA ADVISORY: MIDTOWN DIRECT CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SERVICE

Maplewood commuter creates commemorative quilt

June 8, 2006
NJT-06-078
Contact: Dan Stessel 973-491-7078

NEWARK, NJ – The introduction of MidTOWN DIRECT trains so changed the life of Teresa Barkley—a commuter from Maplewood, NJ—that she was inspired to create a quilt to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the service, which links towns along NJ TRANSIT’s Morris & Essex lines with midtown Manhattan.

Barkley’s quilt will be unveiled tomorrow before it goes on exhibit June 15 at The Newark Museum as part of the Quilt Masterpieces: From Folk Art to Fine Art collection.

WHO: Maplewood Mayor Fred R. Profeta, NJ TRANSIT’s Chief of Customer Resources Richard L. Mariani and Teresa Barkley

WHAT: The “Midtown Direct” quilt will be unveiled in honor of MidTOWN DIRECT’s 10-year anniversary

WHEN: Friday, June 9, 2006 at 8:45 a.m.

WHERE: Maplewood Train Station

Dunnell Road and Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood

Directions

From I-78

· Take Exit 50B toward Millburn/Maplewood

· Turn slight right onto CR-630/Vauxhall Rd.

· Turn sharp right onto Valley St.

· Turn left onto Baker St.

· Turn right onto Maplewood Ave.

· Between Dunnell Rd. and Maplewood Avenue