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Transportation Funding

Report: Fiscal Implications of Development Patterns on Road Usage

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

In this report, New Jersey Future and Smart Growth America analyzed per-capita road usage. The results show that places with the highest activity density have the lowest per-capita usage, suggesting per-capita road-maintenance costs can be reduced by even marginal increases in density.

NJ Transit Fare Increase: An Unfair Approach to Transportation Funding

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Raising NJ Transit fares without increasing the gas tax is unfair to transit riders and exempts drivers from paying their fair share of transportation system costs.

New Jersey Lags Behind in Some Key Real Estate Trends

Friday, December 12th, 2014

New Jersey is well positioned to take advantage of some emerging real-estate trends outlined in a new report, but risks its competitiveness by lagging in others.

Fourth Regional Plan Conference Themes: Revitalization, Technology, Affordability and Access

Monday, November 17th, 2014

The New Jersey Conference on the Fourth Regional Plan highlighted issues of affordability, transportation, technology, access to opportunity, and climate change.

Investing in Transit Is an Economic Incentive

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Cities around the country are discovering that investments in transit bring economic benefits. New Jersey could take a lesson.

A Solution to New Jersey’s Transportation Funding Problem Is on the Horizon

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Can fees on shoes, tolls on sidewalks and subsidies for SUVs help solve New Jersey’s transportation funding problem?

Forum Keynote: Target Investments at Assets, not Companies

Friday, March 21st, 2014

New Jersey, and the entire region, can learn from New York’s success how best to invest in economic growth.

Key Issues: A Hefty Pricetag for Rail Tunnel, Transportation Projects

Monday, October 21st, 2013

This is the first in a series of articles from our friends at NJ Spotlight laying out the critical policy challenges that the next governor and Legislature will face, as well as their positions on these issues.

Four Key Issues for New Jersey’s Future

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Unless we focus on difficult, long-term issues, we risk making New Jersey less competitive and hindering our future growth and prosperity.

Five Ways Social Entrepreneurship Could Disrupt Traditional Planning and Development

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

A new report examines a range of technology-driven innovations that have the potential to disrupt the traditional processes of planning and development.

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