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Archive for May, 2010

This Week in Land Use

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Each Friday Garden State Smart Growth will post a collection of links to news articles pertaining to land use in New Jersey. We try our best to capture all relevant stories, but we’re not perfect. Let us know in the […]

Smart Growth Award-Winners Show Innovation, Creativity

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Six projects and plans, ranging from an innovative transfer-of-development-rights plan in Gloucester County to a creative neighborhood affordable-housing project in Jersey City, have been selected to receive 2010 Smart Growth Awards from New Jersey Future. Winners are selected from a […]

NJ Sens. Menendez and Lautenberg Introduce Emergency Transit Funding Bill

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

In response to recent fare increases and service cuts at NJ Transit, New Jersey’s two U.S. senators, Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez joined six of their Democratic colleagues to introduce a bill Tuesday that would authorize $2 billion in emergency […]

NJ Ranked as 8th Friendliest State for Bicyclists

Monday, May 24th, 2010

The League of American Cyclists ranked New Jersey as the 8th friendliest state in the nation for bicyclists in the 2010 version of their annual rankings, up two spots from 2009. The top five states in the survey were Washington, […]

This Week in Land Use

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Each Friday Garden State Smart Growth will post a collection of links to news articles pertaining to land use in New Jersey. We try our best to capture all relevant stories, but we’re not perfect. Let us know in the […]

This Week in Land Use

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Each Friday Garden State Smart Growth will post a collection of links to news articles pertaining to land use in New Jersey. We try our best to capture all relevant stories, but we’re not perfect. Let us know in the […]

State Affirms Support—But No Money—for PATCO Extension

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Last year, then-Governor Corzine went to Woodbury to proclaim his support for the extension of PATCO rail service to Gloucester County. More important, he committed $500 million from the state’s Transportation Trust Fund (yes, that Transportation Trust Fund) toward the estimated […]

State and Federal Initiatives Raise Difficult Questions about Solar Siting

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

With the rise of solar power and other renewable sources of energy a new debate has emerged that raises a number of important questions about the highest and best use for land in the nation’s most developed state.

Parking at NJ Transit Stations Can Generate More than Revenue

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

NJ Transit’s rail system has a network of 66,000 public, private and municipally owned parking spaces at its stations, of which approximately 79 percent are occupied on the average weekday. The three stations with the largest amount of parking are […]

Tell NJ’s Senators to Stand up for Transit Riders in New Jersey!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The recent service cuts and fare hikes at NJ Transit were a serious blow to the thousands of New Jersey residents who rely on public transportation. They were also part of a trend of service cuts and fare hikes at […]

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