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Posts Tagged ‘TOD’

Summit Moves Toward Transit Village Designation, Future of Program Remains Uncertain

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

The city of Summit’s planning board voted unanimously in favor of seeking Transit Village status with the NJ Department of Transportation, but the initiative could fall short should the DOT fail to commit to the Transit Village program this year.

NJDOT Commissioner: $1 Million for Transit Villages Not Enough, So We Made It Zero

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Contrary to appearances, the NJDOT really likes the Transit Village program, and its aim of producing more transit-oriented development. But the $1 million in funding the program received paled in comparison to the need, so we decided to eliminate the funding altogether.

Light Rail Extension to Support TOD in Jersey City

Friday, May 13th, 2011

The NJ Transit Board of Directors approved a plan to extend the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line across Route 440 in Jersey City to the city’s western waterfront along the Hackensack River.

Why NJ Should Tie Business Incentives to Smart Growth

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

New Jersey is poised to hand out $137 million in tax credits to two companies — Panasonic Corp. and Bayer HealthCare — that recently announced plans to relocate their headquarters in the Garden State.

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.

A Bleak Recent Past, a Brighter Future Ahead

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Experts paint a picture of the Garden State in transition — from a manufacturing and construction-based economy to a services-based economy, from a state in deep recession to a state in slow recovery, from a Baby Boomer-induced growth pattern of suburban sprawl to a Generation Y-inspired comeback for compact, walkable communities.

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; […]

NJ Transit Delays Parking Privatization

Monday, March 21st, 2011

The Asbury Park Press ran a good article over the weekend updating the status of NJ Transit’s initiative to privatize parking at 81 of its busiest stations, a program creatively dubbed “SPACES”. Apparently, the process is more complicated than they first anticipated, thanks in part to the large number of properties and existing ownership and […]

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.”

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