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Archive for March, 2008

Higher Gas Prices are on the Horizon but NJ is Well-Positioned to Weather Storm

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Since peaking in 1989, per-capita fuel consumption has declined in New Jersey. Nationwide, public transportation ridership grew by 2.1 percent in 2007; NJ Transit ridership grew by 4.1 percent.
Since 1980, New Jersey has had the fourth slowest growth in vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the nation, behind North Dakota, South Dakota […]

Redevelopment: A Blueprint for Sustainability

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

New Jersey is the most developed state in the nation—and not by a little bit. According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Garden State leads its nearest competitor in this category, Rhode Island, by about 25 percent.
Through the 1990s and into the early 2000s, New Jersey successfully preserved about […]

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