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 August 8-14, 2020

This week’s news… staying safe when riding transit, the enduring appeal of urban places, and thinking beyond zoning to promote affordable housing.

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The Week in TOD News July 11-17, 2020

The theme running through this week’s news is efforts to make cities and communities more livable for all of their residents. Ideas include the “15-minute city”, subsidizing taxi services for seniors and people with disability who have been affected by COVID-19 related transit service cuts, and reexamining urban redevelopment efforts.

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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 June 27-July 3, 2020

COVID spurs the re-purposing of public space and real-time crowding data. Redevelopment projects in Ho-Ho-Kus and Kearny. Automated buses in Connecticut, BRT in Omaha, and more TOD. TODTOWN in Shanghai, Winnipeg gets its first TOD, and the 30-minute city.

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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 13-19, 2020

COVID-19 has sparked renewed interest in street design but may have also caused undue concerns about safety on public transit and urban flight. Rahway project nears completion, Portal North Bridge funding. TOD redevelopment projects abound — many with pedestrian and other mobility improvements. Bengalura agency expands to address TOD; Jakarta upgrades stations.

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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 30-June 5, 2020

This week: musings on shifting trends in urban mobility, the future of public transit ridership, and the movement for safe active transportation. Months of static uncertainty come to an end in the Philippines as the government relaxes quarantine restrictions and restarts its transportation sector. A quick look at deserted streets and empty storefronts in a once-vibrant New Jersey downtown district raises similar concerns for communities all over the state.

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