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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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 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 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 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.

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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.

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The Week in TOD News September 28-October 4, 2019

NJ TRANSIT & NJ EDA to partner on Transit Hubs, Elizabeth Station upgrades, TOD in Bordentown & Rutherford, Jersey City’s pedestrian plaza. San Diego funds former Navy base redevelopment, Sedona’s transit plan, Cleveland banks on mobility, Metra breaks ground on Rock Island Line station, TOD in Lindenhurst. Riyadh’s 85 new stations, TOD in Dubai, & Vancouver’s 6 new SkyTrain stations.

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The Week in TOD News September 14-20, 2019

Enhancing NJT customer experience, hospital rideshares, Bayonne’s 22nd Street Station TOD, one-seat rides, capital planning, on-demand transit in Jersey City, better TOD planning in Austin TX, MTA’s $51.5 Billion Plan, USC subsidizes employee transit, Nassau County’s block grant, private financing for So-Cal-to-Vegas train, two towers in Sydney AU, a smart city station makeover and expanding service in India

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The Week in TOD News September 7-13, 2019

NJ TRANSIT service expansions, public comments for Port Authority Bus Terminal, new development in Somerville, Jersey City’s public transit ranks 6th in nation, does transit cause displacement?, new transit in Honolulu, the benefits of growing up in urban places, Chicago & San Diego TOD, TRB’s Tactical Transit Study, 39 new stations in Sydney AU, and new investment in Mississauga & Kitchener, ON.

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The Week in TOD News August 24-30, 2019

Long Slip Fill & Rail Enhancement project in Hoboken, Gateway Tunnel budget, redevelopment in Jersey City & Newark, expanded NJT bus service. Google’s vision for San Jose, new TOD in Oakland CA, SIlverthorne CO, Philadelphia PA, Somerville & Cambridge MA, Chicago Transit Authority engages community. Ottawa LRT opens, Mobilinx wins Hurontario LRT contract, starting off slow in Brisbane AU.

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