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Car-Sharing a Reality in New Jersey!

Typical Zipcar Rental

Car-sharing has come to New Jersey, and transit is a big reason why. Zipcar has recently set up locations in several public transit hubs.

Light Rail Spurs New Development

Midday Riders on River LINE

New Jersey’s two light rail lines form valuable links to existing transportation infrastructure, providing riders more options for destinations.

Practitioner Spotlight: New Urbanist Firm Emphasizes Transit-Oriented Design

Downtown Collingswood Redevelopment Simulation

For the past two decades, A. Nelessen Associates in Belle Mead, NJ has been involved in projects utilizing transit-oriented urban design principles.

Municipal Spotlight: TOD in Cranford Township

Construction on the Cranford Crossing project

Over the past decade, Cranford has invested heavily in efforts to attract new businesses and residents, including a successful transit village bid.

Practitioner Spotlight: Anthony Marchetta, LCOR Inc.

Rail Terminal, Hoboken, NJ

As Vice President of LCOR Inc., a national real estate company, Anthony Marchetta has worked on numerous TOD projects throughout New Jersey.

Why a Newsletter about Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)?

South Orange train station

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition across America that transit is important to the creation and maintenance of livable communities.

Recent Research Demonstrates Desire for TOD

Walking in Morristown, NJ

Three recent studies have demonstrated the desirability of transit-oriented development principles.

Ten Principles for Successful Development Around Transit

The Urban Land Institute released a report in 2003 to help municipal officials and planners successfully implement development around transit centers.

Municipal Spotlight: The Resurgence of Rahway

Union County Arts Center, Rahway, NJ

Rahway’s commitment to transit-oriented development principles have guided recent revitalization efforts of its downtown.

Practitioner Spotlight: Joel Schwartz, Landmark Companies

Franklin Square, Metuchen, NJ

Joel Schwartz is a principal of Landmark Companies, L.L.C., a design-oriented development firm located in Princeton and Keasbey, New Jersey.

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