The Week in TOD News August 22-28, 2020

From doomsday scenarios to flexing to new models, transit agencies throughout the U.S. and the world face uncertainty in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, transit-friendly projects are moving forward, both here in New Jersey and elsewhere.

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The Week in TOD News July 4-10, 2020

As stories from the U.S., Europe, and India indicate, micro-mobility via bikes, e-bikes, and walking is emerging as an alternative to traditional transit. TOD in Newark, Plainfield, and Jersey City also makes the news.

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The Week in TOD News May 23-29, 2020

Cities and organizations look to promote sustainable practices post-pandemic. Jersey City and Plainfield projects. Portal Bridge funds. TOD from around the country. And work progresses on one of the world’s largest underground transportation hubs in Beijing.

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The Week in TOD News April 25-May 1, 2020

Post-pandemic planning, restoring faith in transit, “Distributed Density,” promoting equity. NJ: adaptive reuse, alternatives for Turnpike revenues, Jersey City & Bayonne proposals. Also TOD in Illinois, Colorado, California, DC’s early street car, green infrastructure & Link Light Rail expansion. Dehli’s commuter rail & redevelopment in Ottawa.

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The Week in TOD News April 18-24, 2020

COVID news: racial disparities, affordable housing, public transit, safe guarding operators & passengers, serving those in need. NJ: electrifying transport, reopening HBLR stations. Regional/National: fighting NIMBY, climate change, TOD projects, more affordable housing, congestion. International: new station & mixed-use and when zoning doesn’t match up with current needs.

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The Week in TOD News: March 28-April 3, 2020

TOD advances in Morristown, Red Bank, Jersey City & East Orange. Affordable housing ordinance in Asbury Park. Exploring density after COVID-19, Portage IN, accessory dwelling units in San Luis Obispo. How cities cope with coronavirus.

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The Week in TOD News February 22-28, 2020

Redevelopment plans for Plainfield, Linden & Jersey City; NJ TRANSIT funding plan; Affordable Housing Trust Fund; Keeping millennials in NJ. Cleveland explores new BRT route, Preserving trees in TOD, Affordable housing in Charlotte, Redevelopment in New Rochelle & Hicksville. German train hubs and Finland’s “One Hour Train” project.

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Creating Places for People: Placemaking in Transit-Friendly Downtowns

Planners, municipal officials, members of the real estate community, and placemaking experts gathered in New Brunswick on December 6th for the 2nd TOD in Your Downtown Forum – Creating Places for People: Placemaking in Transit-Friendly Downtowns – and shared the how-tos of placemaking, discussed outcomes and impacts of implementing placemaking strategies, and answered the question, “What makes a great place?”

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The Week in TOD News February 1-7, 2020

Bayonne’s ferry plans, Slowing loss of natural areas, Keeping developers accountable in Jersey City, East Brunswick announces TOD plans. Paying for infrastructure, advancing TOD legislation in VA, funding downtown redevelopment on Long Island, affordable housing (CA & Chicago) and affordable transit (Boston), NY hi-speed rail. Canadian mayors disagree on development, Infrastructure in Thailand, Smart transport in Tokyo.

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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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