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New Jersey’s Home for Transit Friendly Planning News

Published since 2005, the Transit Friendly Planning Newsletter is designed to keep municipal officials, planners, and advocates up-to-date on the potential for development and redevelopment around transit stations. This partnership between NJ TRANSIT and the Bloustein School’s Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University aims to enrich the transit-oriented development (TOD) conversation in New Jersey’s diverse communities by highlighting what is happening in the state and around the country: best practices, model programs, legislation, and local problem-solving experiences.

In addition to the newsletter, we’ve posted the most up-to-date research from VTC, ranging from the benefits of transit friendly planning and TOD to its effect on housing values to guides to implementation, with a focus on New Jersey. To find out more about the researchers involved with this work and putting the NJTOD site together, click here.

We hope local leaders and the public find these articles and research of value we all strive to create livable, sustainable, and thriving communities. We always appreciate reader input, so send us your comments, criticisms, and ideas for future articles. We can be reached here.

Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy!