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Posts Tagged ‘Transportation’

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.

Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The League of American Bicyclists recently ranked New Jersey the eighth most “Bicycle Friendly State” and bestowed a “Bronze Award” on the Garden State for its policies.

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.

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; […]

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 […]

Bloomfield Adopts Complete Streets Policy

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Following the lead of their neighbor Montclair, Bloomfield Township in Essex County became the seventh municipality in New Jersey to embrace complete streets after their town council voted unanimously last night in support of the policy. Bloomfield was awarded a Smart Growth Award from NJ Future in 2008 for their Town Center Redevelopment Plan, which, among other […]

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.

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 […]

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

 

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