Build a Better Mousetrap Competition

We are looking for submissions from employees of local or state public agencies who have created innovative solutions to problems or found better ways of doing things. Whether it’s a new gadget that improves the quality and safety of a project, or an innovative process that reduces costs and improves efficiency, it is typically the people on the front lines who discover the latest and best practices!

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The Week in TOD News January 25-31, 2020

Advancing Hoboken Yard Redevelopment; Parking Taxes in Jersey City; NJDOT announces local aid grants; Funds for South Amboy Transit Village improvements. Housing costs, density, quality of life, California Measure G, redevelopment in Boise, crowdfunding affordable housing projects, resizing service vehicles. Point-to-point transit in the Philippines.

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The Week in TOD News January 18-24, 2020

Collingswood & Haddon Twp engage on bike-ped master plan, Hoboken revisits station area redevelopment plan, Jersey City to update rent control regs, Linden approves mixed-use project. Boston South Station plans, Brooklyn Park MN rezones, Improving women’s transit using data, New Rochelle testifies on H.R. 4037, Chicago stays development near linear park, Atlanta advances op-zone. UK fights sprawl, Montreal’s ridership growth.

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The Week in TOD News January 11-17, 2020

Building boom in Montclair, Major tenant signs in Morristown, New Jersey City project, and Living in Plainfield. Encouraging density in Chicago, Austin plans transit expansion, Coachella’s transit future, “Rent & Ride” affordability in NYC. Pune, India, advances TOD, China to build 4000 km of new rail, and Germany embraces rail over air.

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The Week in TOD News January 4-10, 2020

West Orange redevelopment, NY Penn Station expansion, and electric vehicles. Denser housing, parking pushback in Chicago, redevelopment without parking in Miami, transportation improvement districts in Newark, Delaware, affordable housing in Seattle. Dubai, Jakarta, and Limerick, Ireland, all advancing TOD.

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Celebrating 20 Years of the NJ Transit Village Initiative

On November 14, 2019, state and local officials gathered at the College Avenue Student Center at Rutgers University, New Brunswick to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Transit Village Initiative. Hosted by NJDOT, “Growing Transit Villages in the Garden State: Getting it Done” was a chance to take a look back on the achievements of the 33 municipalities that have joined the program and to look forward to the future of Transit-oriented Development (TOD) in the Garden State.

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Rethinking TOD Parking

Many communities have been slow to adapt parking policies to changes that are reducing demand. Trends such as congestion pricing, ride-hailing, and other mobility options present opportunities as well as challenges to fostering transit-oriented development.

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This Week in TOD News–the 2019-2020 Holiday Edition. December 21, 2019–January 3, 2020

The end of the year saw stories about redevelopment in Sayreville, renovations at Newark’s Gateway Center, funding for affordable housing, a proposal for Secaucus Junction. Also a Texas property value study, TOD plans for Connecticut and Long Island, a Utah housing boom, construction plans for Atlanta, and transforming Bengaluru India & Jakarta Indonesia.

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