November 2005 - Volume 1, Number 2

Welcome to the second 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.

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

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

Light Rail Spurs New Development

NJ TRANSIT's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and River Line are attracting heavy ridership by commuters and residents alike (more)

New Urbanist Design Standards from New Jersey Firm
Key principles for transit-oriented design and development by Anton Nelessen and Associates (more)

Municipal Spotlight: TOD in Cranford Township
Union County town utilizing transit-oriented design principles in downtown redevelopment (more)

Practitioner Spotlight: Anthony Marchetta, LCOR Inc.
Planner’s projects include Gaslight Commons and the Hoboken Terminal redevelopment

Recommended Reading
Looking to brush up on your TOD knowledge? We have added two new publications to our online annotated bibliography (more)


Tell Us What You Think!
Click here to take a 60-second survey letting us know what you liked and disliked in Issue 2, and what you’d like to see in future issues!

Previous Issues
In case you missed it, you can delve into our archives to see our
previous issues (more)

What's New


Transit Village Update

  • BREAKING NEWS: Netcong named 17th Transit Village! (more)
  • Four Transit Village awardees of $1 million pool (more)
  • New pedestrian overpass and plaza at South Amboy train station (more)

Recent National TOD News

  • Denver becomes fertile ground for TOD (more)
  • Rail~Volution conference attracts hundreds to Salt Lake City (more)

Recent New Jersey TOD News

  • Morristown TOD developer chosen (more)
  • Redevelopment at Hamilton Station (more)
  • Princeton Junction Station Area Vision Plan (more)
  • Somerset County TOD plan wins NJAPA award (more)

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 comments to:

Editorial Staff: Dr. Jan S. Wells, Jeremy Nemeth, Peter Lombardi, Stephan Schmidt

Photo/Map Credit: VTC (unless noted)

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