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New and Newsworthy: March-April 2016

Recent news and notes on transit-oriented development trends here in New Jersey, in the nation, and beyond.

What We Are Reading, Watching & Listening To: November-December 2015

Welcome to “What We Are Reading…” Here, we present some recent news and notes on transit-oriented development trends here in New Jersey, in the nation, and beyond.

NEW JERSEY TOD NEWS

Officials say ferry service is ‘very close’
By Jacqueline Durett, Sentinel, December 17, 2015
Commuters may soon have a new choice for travel – a ferry to lower Manhattan. Efforts have moved forward to bring ferry service back to South Amboy, a designated Transit Village.

70 luxury apartments, 4-story building to rise near Westfield’s downtown
By Marisa Iati, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, December 16, 2015
The Hampshire Cos. and Claremont Cos. have broken ground on a 70-unit luxury apartment, within a block of the Westfield rail station.

What We Are Reading: September-October 2015

Welcome to the fall installment of “What We Are Reading.” TOD news of note in New Jersey and in the nation.

What We Are Reading: May-June 2015

Welcome to “What We Are Reading.” Here, we present some recent news and notes on transit-oriented development trends here in New Jersey, in the national, and internationally.

NEW JERSEY TOD NEWS

In Rahway, Dr. Downtown cures what ails New Jersey Main Streets

By Megan Malloy, June 25, 2015, WNYC News
A look at Rahway as an example of how New Jersey’s small cities reflect a shift from suburban sprawl towards walkable transit-friendly places. This trend was also a focus of the recent Downtown NJ conference noted DNJ president Bob Goldsmith (not Goldstein as noted in the article).

“Inner M&E” Strategic Corridor Plan: Final Presentation

The intent of this project is to bring together Orange, East Orange and Newark to create a mutually beneficial strategic planning effort.

Newark TOD: Capitalizing on Historic Assets

Located only 8 miles from Manhattan, Newark enjoys a number of distinct advantages that makes it an obvious case for transit-oriented development.

Two New Jersey Cities Receive Regional Grants

Newark and Trenton in March received $20,000 each from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign to promote TOD near their bus and rail stations.

New Jersey’s Urban Employment Centers Get a Boost

On January 13, Governor Jon Corzine signed the The Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit Act to encourage development around train stations.

Newark’s Plans for Broad Street Station District

Newark's Broad Street Station and Newark Light Rail

New Jersey’s largest city, Newark, has embarked on an ambitious plan to capitalize on its recently improved transportation connections.

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