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 NJ Transit-oriented Development (TOD).

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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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Tech-Driven Mobility Opportunities & Transit-Oriented Development

The rise of technology-driven mobility presents important opportunities for TOD, making transit more convenient while also opening up a whole new world of flexible mobility options.

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The Week in TOD News December 14-20, 2019

NJ TRANSIT to get new trains and buses, advances Portal North Bridge project, and moves forward on Perth Amboy Station improvements. NJ EDA micro-business loans. Kansas City’s free transit experiment, Atlanta plans transit expansion. Small design ideas with big impact. South Philly developers wants less parking. Learning from Singapore and Toronto approves property tax hikes to fund transit & housing.

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The Week in TOD News November 30-December 6, 2019

In Camden-business improvement district & the economic impact of housing, new TOD near Woodbridge station, and strategies for the Raritan Valley Line. DC preps for more residents, Vision Zero for the suburbs, car-free in Hawai’i. Auckland streets get a colorful makeover and China faces opposition to Belt and Road Initiative.

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The Week in TOD News November 23-29, 2019

Redevelopment, parking minimums, mixed-use development, transit oriented development, NJ Transit, real estate development, community land trust, North Brunswick Station, Massachusetts Gateway cities, smart growth, rezoning, transit development funds, affordable housing, questioning the value of urban highways

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The Week in TOD News November 9-15, 2019

Redevelopment, engagement & planning in Plainfield NJ, NJ electric vehicles charging stations, Jersey City redevelopment. Chicago rideshare congestion tax, congestion pricing, Los Angeles infill development, bike and pedestrian infrastructure, Washington DC’s Vision Zero Office, major transit expansion plans for Atlanta & Montreal. What’s driving demand for high-speed rail?

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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.

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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.

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