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Posts Tagged ‘South Jersey’

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.”

Downtown Revitalization Taking Hold in New Jersey’s Deep South

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Downtown Millville during their monthly Third Friday event. Source: NJSLOM
As the chief of New Jersey Future’s tongue-in-cheek South Jersey Bureau (as well as a bona-fide South Jerseyan myself), I feel duty bound to pass along this story from The Press of Atlantic City about the renaissance going on in the downtowns of some of New Jersey’s most […]

DEP Decision Sets Positive Precedent for Compact Growth

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Plan calls for channeling future growth into walkable, mixed-use centers, through either redevelopment of existing cities and towns or creation of new communities, surrounded by protected open lands.

New Report Shows Suburbanization of NJ Has Picked Up Pace Since 2002

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Source: Hasse/Lathrop
A joint Rowan-Rutgers report, co-released today by New Jersey Future, shows that New Jersey is losing open space at an increasing pace. Between 2002 and 2007, 16,061 acres per year, an amount equal to 34 football fields each day, were developed in New Jersey.   This is a 7% increase from the previous rate of […]

State Affirms Support—But No Money—for PATCO Extension

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Last year, then-Governor Corzine went to Woodbury to proclaim his support for the extension of PATCO rail service to Gloucester County. More important, he committed $500 million from the state’s Transportation Trust Fund (yes, that Transportation Trust Fund) toward the estimated $1.6 billion project. New Jersey Future has long supported the project, not only for the […]

Room with a View

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

North Camden
The Courier Post reported on July 17 that the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) will pay to raze Waterfront State Prison, which sits in North Camden overlooking the Philadelphia Skyline. According to the article demolition of the prison, which is 26 years old, could begin this fall, at an estimated cost of $6 million, […]

From the South Jersey Desk

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

PATCO Light Rail Expansion Route
From the South Jersey Desk: Real Money Committed to PATCO Extension
This spring, the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) chose an alignment for the proposed extension of the Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO) high-speed line into Gloucester County. The chosen route follows an existing rail line through the downtowns of many […]

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