The Week in TOD News March 14-20, 2020

Union Township redevelopment. Corona virus affects transit; TOD-supportive legislation in Maryland; Fighting gentrification in St. Paul; Legislation stalls in Indiana; Declining bus ridership. Jakarta MRT expands TOD role; Bangkok to double transit system.

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Opportunity Zones 101: A Primer

A 2017 tax incentive provides opportunities to redirect capital gains into redevelopment projects to receive a reduction in tax liability. This financing tool has created opportunities for NJ Transit Villages to redevelop areas that have historically been underserved and neglected.

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TOD Mobility: Asbury Park’s Greatest Hits

Mike Manzella, Director of Transportation for Asbury Park, explains how sustainable transportation solutions and a willingness to test new ideas have boosted Asbury Park’s revival as a major shore destination and great place to live and work.

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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 NJ Transit-oriented Development (TOD).

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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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