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Posts Tagged ‘TOD’

NJ’s Gold Coast Ranks First in “Smart Transportation”

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Fresh on the heels of Streetsfilms’ video lauding Jersey City as a leader in transit-oriented development, New Jersey’s second city is again making headlines as a leader in smart growth.

Transit-Accessible Towns In New Jersey Are More Recession-Resistant

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

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There are 140 New Jersey municipalities that host at least one rail transit station, including commuter rail (NJ Transit or SEPTA), light rail (Hudson-Bergen, River Line and Newark City Subway) and the PATH and PATCO systems.
These rail-transit municipalities accounted for 23.9 percent of all building permits issued statewide in the 1990s […]

When it Comes to State Subsidies, Not All Transit Hubs are Equal

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Does it make sense to subsidize a company to move offices from the vicinity of one New Jersey train station to another? All other things being equal, no, it doesn’t.

Pete Kasabach Discussing Transit-Oriented Development in Jersey City

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

New Jersey Future Executive Director Peter Kasabach was featured in a recent video by Streetsfilms focused on transit-oriented development in Jersey City. The video is the first in their MBA: Moving Beyond the Automobile series, and also features friends of New Jersey Future Kate Slevin (Tri-State Transportation Campaign), Vivian Baker (NJ Transit) and Bob Cotter (Jersey […]

New Jersey Future’s Statement on Governor’s TTF Plan

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Yesterday Governor Christie announced a plan to fund the state’s Transportation Trust Fund for the next five years. Comprehensive coverage of the plan, and reaction to it, can be found in Mark Magyar’s piece on the subject in NJ Spotlight. In response to the Governor’s announcement, New Jersey Future released a statement, which can be […]

Developers Worry Parking Privatization Will Impede TOD…In Boston

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

It seems NJ Transit isn’t the only transit agency seeking to wring more revenue from the acres of parking it controls near its stations. At the same time NJ Transit is vetting bidders for the right to lease and operate 81 of the most profitable parking facilities in its system — in exchange for an […]

30 Day Review an Ominous Sign for ARC Tunnel Project

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

This weekend, NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein announced a 30-day hold on the $8.7 billion ARC tunnel project, to allow for a review of the project’s costs. The hold will not affect work already underway, though it will delay any new contracts from being issued. Yesterday, Governor Christie weighed in on the issue, […]

RPA Report Finds ARC To Raise Home Values By $18 Billion

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Source: RPA
Though it’s been billed as the most expensive infrastructure project in the nation, the Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) tunnel currently under construction between New Jersey and New York will provide a substantial return on investment, according to a study released this week by the Regional Plan Association. Looking at the impact on […]

Could NJ’s Depleted Trust Fund Jeopardize Federal Funding for ARC?

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

That is the question posed by Phillip Barbara in a guest column in yesterday’s Star-Ledger. With New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund nearly broke, and no solution on the horizon, Barbara suggests that the federal government may be leery of committing to a “full funding agreement” of nearly $3 billion that had been expected. In all, […]

Parking at NJ Transit Stations Can Generate More than Revenue

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

NJ Transit’s rail system has a network of 66,000 public, private and municipally owned parking spaces at its stations, of which approximately 79 percent are occupied on the average weekday.

The three stations with the largest amount of parking are Metropark, Princeton Junction and Trenton, all on the Northeast Corridor line. The three stations with the […]

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