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  • Helping NJ Drive Less: The Need to Dedicate Funding to Transit and Safe Streets

    Helping NJ Drive Less: The Need to Dedicate Funding to Transit and Safe Streets

    January 31, 2023 : 0 comments

    Electric vehicles are great, but they won’t reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector fast enough, nor will they do anything to alleviate congestion. This past October, the United Nations published the Emissions Gap Report 2022, declaring that an important action for the transportation sector is to “integrate land use and transportation planning to prioritize public transit over private automobiles.”

  • Transit-Oriented Development is Pedestrian-Oriented Development

    Transit-Oriented Development is Pedestrian-Oriented Development

    January 30, 2023 : 0 comments

    Despite being the most densely populated state in the country with dozens of train station towns, New Jersey is not a safe place for pedestrians of any age. In our effort to reduce car dependency, increase pedestrian safety, and encourage placemaking that serves the public, NJ ended 2022 with several announcements designating funds for advancing pedestrian and bicycle safety and transit-oriented development (TOD), indicating that the administration recognizes the importance of creating and fostering transportation options besides driving.

  • New NJDEP Watershed Improvement Plan Requirement and What This Means for Municipalities

    New NJDEP Watershed Improvement Plan Requirement and What This Means for Municipalities

    January 4, 2023 : 0 comments

    In our highly developed state, upgrading and retrofitting New Jersey’s stormwater infrastructure and reducing impervious cover is a key way to address nonpoint source pollution. It is estimated that up to 60% of the State’s existing water pollution is attributable to stormwater and nonpoint sources of pollution.

  • NJDEP Finalizes Water Infrastructure Investment Priorities for 2023

    NJDEP Finalizes Water Infrastructure Investment Priorities for 2023

    November 29, 2022 : 0 comments

    All New Jerseyans deserve to drink clean water, to avoid flooding and sewage backups in their homes and neighborhoods, and to pay affordable water and sewer charges. Every single one. Unfortunately, we’re not there yet.

  • PFAS in the Garden State: What It Is and What We’re Doing About It

    PFAS in the Garden State: What It Is and What We’re Doing About It

    November 11, 2022 : 0 comments

    If the increased prevalence of the term “perfluoroalkyl” has you scratching your head, you’re not alone! Read on to learn about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), why you should care, and what we’re doing about it here in New Jersey.

  • Ten Years After Sandy, a Look at Population and Housing Trends at the Jersey Shore

    Ten Years After Sandy, a Look at Population and Housing Trends at the Jersey Shore

    October 25, 2022 : 0 comments

    Both before and after Superstorm Sandy, the trend at the Jersey Shore has been toward higher home values, a smaller percentage of housing units being occupied year-round, and an increasing presence of retirees among year-round residents. Is the Shore becoming a playground for the rich? And specifically rich retirees?

  • New Jersey Future Shapes and Supports New Flood Disclosure Legislation

    New Jersey Future Shapes and Supports New Flood Disclosure Legislation

    October 21, 2022 : 0 comments

    New Jersey has started down the path to join 29 other states that require home sellers to disclose past flood damages to potential buyers. Senate Bill 3110, which would benefit renters in addition to homeowners, was introduced last week at the Senate Environment and Energy Committee hearing on Thursday, October 6. This bill took shape two months after a joint Assembly and Senate Environment Committee hearing in which New Jersey Future testified on the need for robust flood disclosure legislation.

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