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The Impact of Transit Villages: One Reader’s Story

Monday, April 25th, 2011

One of the state’s main selling points has always been its collection of vibrant, walkable communities, something that the Transit Village program has helped foster.

State Reaffirms Commitment to Transit Village Program; Eliminates Funding

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

NJDOT Commissioner Jim Simpson insisted that the Department remained committed to the program.

NJ’s Transportation Capital Plan: Focus on Fix-It-First, Transit, Pedestrian Safety; Transit Villages Slashed

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Though there will always be disagreements over the specific list of projects funded, when it comes to larger policy direction, New Jersey’s 2012 Transportation Capital Plan is by and large one that advocates of sustainable transportation can feel good about. The plan places heavy emphasis on “fix-it-first,” particularly bridge repair and road resurfacing, over capacity expansion; […]

State Launches “Strategic State Planning Process”

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

On March 4, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Wayne Hasenbalg outlined the Christie administration’s State Strategic Planning Process Project.”

Sweeney: Glassboro to Camden line “will be included” in the Transportation Trust Fund

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Gloucester County Freeholder Stephen Sweeney insisted that funding for the proposed Camden to Glassboro light rail line (GCL) will be included “in any Transportation Trust Fund that is developed by the Christie administration.”

State Planning Commission Meets for the First Time Since 2009

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Today marked the first meeting of the New Jersey State Planning Commission under the Christie administration.
Chairman Ed McKenna presided over the meeting, which was attended by new members Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, Economic Development Authority CEO Caren Franzini, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin and Schools Development Authority CEO Marc Larkins.  Also in attendance […]

Jay Corbalis discussing transportation funding on MY9 News

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

New Jersey Future Policy Analyst Jay Corbalis joined Brenda Blackmon last night on MY9 News to discuss the controversy over the planned toll increase for the Turnpike and Parkway

 

Planning Advocacy Head Offers Public Comments, but Few Hints About Future of State Planning

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Gerry Shargenberger. Source: Atlantic Heights Herald
The status of the Office of Planning Advocacy (formerly the Office of Smart Growth—and before that the Office of State Planning, for those keeping score), as well as the entire state planning apparatus, has been in doubt for years, stretching back to the Corzine administration. (See our Future Facts on the subject, State Planning: […]

Historic Preservation Tax Credit Awaits Governor’s Signature

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 128 / The Charms Building. Asbury Pary, NJ. One of the 10 most endangered historic buildings in 2009
The New Jersey Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the Historic Property Tax Credit Act (S-659), which now awaits the governor’s signature. (The Assembly has already passed an identical version of the […]

A Look Back at Governor Christie’s First Year

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

As a candidate for governor, Chris Christie expressed support for a strengthened state planning process, pledging to improve interagency coordination, discourage suburban sprawl and focus all existing incentive programs on urban revitalization.
Christie’s urban platform called for providing affordable, quality housing for those who need it most; making cities attractive to business and job growth; […]

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