NJ TOD news! NJT Hudson River tunnel contingency planning RFP, Gateway Devt Corp recruits repair expertise, Jersey City’s University Place fills last retail spot, Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment to begin, NJ EDA launches Small Business Lease Assistance program & NJT/Matawan seek redevelopment partners. Other TOD news! Baltimore's efforts to rehab former black culture hub, Congestion pricing in NYC, Seattle’s “Tech-Train” TOD, What’s next for GoTriangle?, Malaysian Tech Hub & German parking-free neighborhood.
So much TOD news. In NJ, Harrison Yards opens near PATH, NJ Senate's Main Street Assistance Program, NJ Future's 2019 Smart Growth Awards, Hoboken's alternative vehicle ordinance. In other news, NYC's accessible sidewalks, Utah Transit Authority selects TOD sites, Atlanta Land Trust promotes housing affordability, Chicago RTA funds 9 projects, Pawtucket RI seeks eTOD housing, DDA's fact-finding trip to Tokyo & Singapore, High Speed Two (UK) designs for now & future.
NJTOD news: Woodbridge advances 50 projects, Oradell-ites voice zoning concerns, 1st home to The Record to be apartments in Hackensack & Plainfield mayor upbeat on Opportunity Zones. Other TOD news: Arts-based development, Protesting Amazon HQ2 in Arlington VA, DC mayor pledges dedicated bus lane funds, Denver microunits, Atlanta autonomous shuttles, Gwinnett Co GA rejects MARTA, Chicago mega-development & Jakarta's 1st subway line.
This week's NJ TOD news... Jersey City loses No. 4 bus, owner offers Somerville Station for sale, state senator proposes one-seat ride legislation, NJ & NY lawmakers react to Gateway funding denial, and deal reached to keep Portal Bridge closed during rush hour. Also... amendments to CA Transit-Housing Bill, capping highways with parks in Atlanta, living near but not traveling by transit, Las Vegas TOD and TOD policy from Delhi, India
Murphy signs commuter tax benefit legislation, Bound Brook considers pedestrian plaza and housing affordability, funding the Portal Bridge, and increases in office leasing. Also Duke withholds support for Light Rail, Uber goes multimodal, San Diego repeals parking minimums, micro-real-estate solutions to homelessness, TriMet sells land for mixed-use TOD, India approves Agra Metro Rail project and Vancouver considers rental-only zoning.
NJ news briefs...Portal North Bridge replacement, RPA report on possible Hudson River rail tunnel shutdown, parking tax enabling legislation, eminent domain notices in Leonia & New Brunswick redevelopment. Also transit-friendly economic development in GA, affordable housing in MN, new leadership at Seattle DOT, school-based TOD, fighting air pollution with TOD in Tehran & from Istanbul… public engagement with a urban design card game.