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Transportation Funding

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.

Forum Roundup: The Shaky State of Our Infrastructure

Monday, March 4th, 2013

The billions needed to upgrade New Jersey’s infrastructure will climb even higher in wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Safe Routes to School: Small Steps for Healthy Kids

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

During National Walk and Bike to School month, we look at some compelling reasons to make it easier for schoolchildren to walk or bike to school – most notably increased physical activity and reduced traffic. The new federal transportation legislation includes funding for cycling and walking programs and infrastructure, but also enough flexibility that those funds might get diverted for other uses. We urge the New Jersey state DOT to keep bicycle and pedestrian funding, and we encourage the development of more communities where housing and schools are within walking distance of each other.

What We Wanted to Say: New Revenue Sources, Not More Borrowing, Needed to Fund Transportation

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

It is critical to New Jersey’s prosperity to maintain a safe and reliable transportation system, and the state must find stable, sustainable funding for it from sources other than debt.

“One-Seat Ride” Not Contingent on the (Now-Canceled) ARC Tunnel

Friday, April 13th, 2012

The cancellation of the ARC Tunnel does not mean the purchase of dual-mode locomotives is now unnecessary. These locomotives can still provide one-seat rides to many commuters.

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