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The Week in TOD News November 2 – 8, 2019

The Week in TOD News November 2 – 8, 2019

Transit oriented development, transit station improvements, NJ TRANSIT, transit workforce housing, affordable housing, community land trust, upzoning, YIMBYism, transportation innovation. ...
TOD in Your Downtown Forum Series – December 6th Event

TOD in Your Downtown Forum Series – December 6th Event

FREE EVENT!!
Creating Places for People:
Placemaking in Transit-Friendly Downtowns
Friday, December 6, 2019
9:30-12:00, New Brunswick, NJ



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The Week in TOD News October 26 – November 1, 2019

The Week in TOD News October 26 – November 1, 2019

Central NJ infrastructure improvements, Bayonne MOTBY projects, Next steps for North Brunswick Station, Spotlights on Rutherford and Harrison. Affordable housing adjacent the Harlem African Burial Grounds, above San Francisco's bus yard, and in South Florida, BRT in Indianapolis, Chicago to look at last mile connections. Jarkarta as a multimodal modal, Chile protests fare increases, and Vienna's livability secrets. ...
The Importance of Public Involvement in TOD Planning

The Importance of Public Involvement in TOD Planning

This week's video features Tom Schulze. Mr. Schulze draws upon 40 years of experience in city planning and discusses the importance of involving the public in the planning for TOD. ...
How Residential and Commercial Property Values Rise in Transit Sheds

How Residential and Commercial Property Values Rise in Transit Sheds

Resource Link: The Real Estate Mantra – Locate Near Public Transportation by the American Public Transportation Association

This study reveals that it is getting increasingly expensive to live near public transit. As more and more cities invest in mixed-use developments, house prices and rents within a half-mile of transit facilities are increasing at a faster rate than those in neighborhoods farther away. ...
The Week in TOD News October 19-25, 2019

The Week in TOD News October 19-25, 2019

Jersey City bike plans & parking management, Redevelopment near Newark Symphony Hall, Edison’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Longer PATH trains. Zero parking in San Diego, High-speed rail, BRT in the San Fernando Valley, Tech startups to address NYC gridlock, Charlotte's transit districts, Voting to end single-family zoning in Minneapolis. Workplace parking taxes in Nottingham, UK, Chinese-Keynan highway projects, Amazon India takes to the rails. ...
Webinar: Curb Your Enthusiasm: It’s Not Just About Cars Anymore

Webinar: Curb Your Enthusiasm: It’s Not Just About Cars Anymore

The advent of smart and shared transportation systems is rapidly changing mobility and the face of downtowns. From creating loading zones for rideshare pick-ups, finding space for expanded bike share docks, and defining micro-mobility parking zones, to re-purposing travel lanes, designing shared spaces, managing increased shipping and deliveries, and removing parking requirements, downtowns across the country are grappling with new challenges in creative ways. While solutions vary and evolve daily, one element is consistent among all: curbside access. ...
Planners Living in TOD

Planners Living in TOD

This week we feature two videos! Andrew Lappitt is Senior Planner at Sam Schwartz. Leigh Ann Von Hagen is Senior Researcher & Adjunct Professor at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. Both are planners and each is a resident of a designated New Jersey Transit Village, Rahway and Netcong, respectively.


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The Week in TOD News October 12-18, 2019

The Week in TOD News October 12-18, 2019

NJ TRANSIT's Transit art program, station improvements, one-seat ride restoration. Englewood Cliff's affordable housing suit, Cranford's downtown boom, Riverside redevelopment. Vision Zero, all things buses (BRT, bus lanes, better bus stops, new service), too much parking in Pittsburgh (at bus centers!) TOD in China, bus lanes in India, sustainable transport in Malaysia. ...
The Week in TOD News October 5-11, 2019

The Week in TOD News October 5-11, 2019

NJ TRANSIT solicits for River LINE TOD, American Dream transit options, testing self-driving buses, Hoboken Yard Redevelopment updates, streetscape improvements in Raritan & East Orange redevelopment. Mixed-use development in CA & AZ, affordable housing in DC, BRT in SC. New transit in St. Petersburg, RU & Delhi, IN, transit plans for the Philippines & Indonesia. ...
Plainfield TOD Open for Business

Plainfield TOD Open for Business

While working closely with developers to push projects through in a streamlined manner, the administration of Mayor Adrian O. Mapp is also working to maximize benefits for existing residents. The City insists on redevelopment agreements that require developers to carry out neighborhood improvements or make financial contributions to local programs. ...
Matt Ward: Engaging the Public on TOD

Matt Ward: Engaging the Public on TOD

This week's video features Matt Ward. Mr. Ward is Senior Planner for the City of Jersey City, New Jersey. Mr. Ward discusses the benefits and challenges of engaging the public on TOD. ...