May 2005 Volume 1, Number 1

Welcome to the first issue of Transit-Friendly Development, a newsletter designed to keep municipal officials, planners and advocates up-to-date on the potential for development and redevelopment around transit stations. Topics will include a wide array of information on transit-oriented strategies both in New Jersey and around the country.

We would like reader comments so please make sure to fill out the short survey when you are finished. Thanks for joining us in this exciting new venture!

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

Read about why NJ TRANSIT and Rutgers have teamed up to produce a newsletter discussing transit-oriented design and development! (more)

Recent Research Demonstrates Desire for TOD

Three articles published during the past year reveal a strong desire for transit-oriented design and development. (more)

10 Principles for Successful Development around Transit
See what’s "In" and what’s "Out" in current development trends. (more)

Municipal Spotlight: The Resurgence of Rahway
Once the home of a deteriorating downtown, Rahway is making a comeback with the help of transit-oriented design solutions. (more)

Practitioner Spotlight: Joel Schwartz, Landmark Companies
Joel Schwartz and Landmark Companies have received numerous national accolades for their transit-friendly designs around New Jersey.

Recommended Reading
Looking to brush up on your TOD knowledge? These publications by the leading scholars of transit planning are on the cutting edge of the field. (more)


Tell Us What You Think!
Click here to take a 60-second survey letting us know what you liked and disliked in Issue 1, and what you’d like to see in future issues!

What's New


Transit Village Update

  • New Brunswick and Jersey City named new Transit Villages!

Recent New Jersey TOD News

  • Somerset County Plans for TOD
  • Smart Commute Mortgages

Editorial Board:

Vivian Baker, NJ TRANSIT
Jack Kanarek, NJ TRANSIT
Herman Volk, Office of Smart
Monica Etz, NJDOT
Beth Lippman, Downtown New Jersey
Chuck Latini, Heyer Gruel &
Martin Robins, VTC

Transit-Friendly Development is published several times a year through funding by NJ TRANSIT. This newsletter is produced by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Please direct all questions and comments to:

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