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Thought Leaders To Gather at Regional Conference

November 10th, 2014 by

RPA-4RP-Hoopla-Avatar-1New Jersey Future and Regional Plan Association, with participation from Together North Jersey, are convening a New Jersey Regional Conference to bring forward the next generation of “big ideas” to enhance prosperity, livability, and environmental sustainability in the tri-state region. The event is part of creating RPA’s Fourth Regional Plan, whose predecessor, the Third Regional Plan, helped lead to the preservation of the New Jersey Highlands, regional rail improvements and the redevelopment of Governor’s Island into a park.

New Jersey Conference on the Fourth Regional Plan

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Seton Hall University School of Law
Larson Auditorium
One Newark Center, 1109 Raymond Boulevard
Newark, NJ..

The New Jersey Conference is free and open to the interested public, but registration is required. More information about event and speakers. Get ready to bring your big ideas for guiding the future of our tri-state region.

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2 Responses to “Thought Leaders To Gather at Regional Conference”

  1. Thomas Marchwinski says:

    I believe allowing local options to transit and transportation funding is needed in NJ, to get away from the idea the governor controls everything and all funding has to be at state level. Other states do this, time for NJ to do this. Also need to break local zoning monoply which discourages multi-family development near transit, declare these areas of specail state significance, and allow more varied housing stock. Same for key bus corridors.

  2. Jerry Foster says:

    Since motoring is flat or declining, and the Transportation Trust Fund already spoken for, we should look to make more efficient and effective use of our existing transportation infrastructure. For example, narrowing lanes to 10 ft might provide enough room for bike lanes, while installing bike parking and/or bike share systems at stops/stations might make suburban bus rapid transit viable. We might even consider a congestion pricing program for single occupancy motor vehicles.

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