The Week in NJTOD News October 31-November 6, 2020

Change is the watchword of the week. Nationally—renewed commitment to bus customers and approved transit initiatives. Locally—planning efforts for the Glassboro-Camden Line and NJ TRANSIT advances TOD projects. Plus a look at how Fairfax County, Virginia advanced multifamily housing.

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The Week in TOD News June 20-26, 2020

COVID impacts on public transit, mobility, urban life and the nation’s infrastructure. A path toward a green recovery for NJ, Portal Bridge funding. Historic preservation. TOD. BRT. Zoning. New vehicle funding in Ontario. 5G smart bus route pilot in China. Station area upgrades in Singapore.

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The Week in TOD News June 6-12, 2020

NJT 10-Year Strategic & 5-Year Capital Plans. Safe transit riding in France & Japan. The value of parks. Hackensack project moves forward. Development & parking. Equitable access to transportation. Advancing TOD through BRT, zoning changes, improving access, and affordable housing. Vancouver’s Translink explores Value Capture.

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The Week in TOD News May 16-22, 2020

Cities and transit providers consider ways to achieve a new “post-pandemic” normal. Projects in Garfield, Elizabeth, Hoboken, and Harrison. Houston’s green future, Chicago Metra improvements, Open Streets for all, TOD in San Diego & San Jose, and Boise plans urban renewal district. Developer seeks new heights in Vancouver.

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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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