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Archive for March, 2010

T4 America Study Finds Americans Support Increased Funding for Public Transportation, Safe Walking and Bicycling

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Polling released today by the Transportation for America Campaign, of which NJ Future is a partner, finds that more than 4 in 5 (83%)  voters agree the country “would benefit from an expanded and improved transportation system, such as rail and buses”, and that 59% think the best way to combat congestion is to expand […]

EPA Study Finds Redevelopment Taking Hold Nationwide, What About NJ?

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Newark Broad St. Station and Light Rail. Source: Transit Friendly Development Newsletter Vol. 4 Num. 2
A recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency finds that redevelopment is becoming the dominant paradigm for residential growth in urban areas. The study, titled Residential Construction Trends in America’s Metropolitan Regions, looks at 19 years of building permit data, […]

Demographic Changes May Mean Big Redevelopment Opportunities

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Smaller families and single homebuyers will seek smaller, less expensive homes near jobs and transportation.

Transportation Trust Fund on the Road to Bankruptcy

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) contributes $1.6 billion to the state’s $3.5 billion annual transportation capital program (the rest comes from federal matching funds). The money is used to maintain and upgrade the state’s 40,000 miles of highways, roads and streets; 6,500 bridges; 1,100 miles of rail; and other key infrastructure.

The TTF is headed […]

Support for Gas Tax from a Surprising Source

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Only 35 percent of the 628 responses said they thought hiking the gas tax amounted to a death wish for the state’s politicians.

This Week in Land Use

Friday, March 5th, 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 comments if we’ve missed anything.

Sunday, 2/28/10– Proposed Newark high-rise would become city’s tallest building (Star-Ledger)
Sunday, […]

Fare Hikes and Service Cuts Announced for NJ Transit

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Source: NJTransit“New Jersey Future understands the gravity of the state’s current budget crisis, and we recognize that hard choices are necessary to address the situation. We believe, however, that placing this burden solely on transit riders, and not on the transportation system as a whole, sends the wrong message about New Jersey’s […]

This Week in Land Use

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Each Friday Monday 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 comments if we’ve missed anything.

Saturday, 2/20/10– Vacant lots in Newark to be turned […]

Poll Shows New Jersey Residents Concerned About Transportation Funding

Monday, March 1st, 2010

A new Monmouth University poll commissioned by New Jersey Future and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign  finds that 95 percent of New Jersey residents think it is important that we pay to maintain and improve our transportation system.
Source: www.monmouth.edu
Yet almost half of the state’s residents don’t know that the Transportation Trust Fund is going broke. The […]

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