May 2006- Volume 2, Number 1

Welcome to the Volume 2, Issue 1 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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This Issue's Focus: Consensus Building

Read about why consensus building is so important in TOD projects (more)

Lead Article: Building Consensus in New Jersey TOD

Find out how NJ TRANSIT and RPA are engaging communities in every step of the transit-oriented development process (more)

Hot Issue: Eminent Domain in New Jersey
What is the impact of Kelo vs. New London on transit-oriented development in New Jersey? (more)

Municipal Spotlight: Collingswood, the Comeback City
Several innovative projects have helped transform the Camden County borough into a vibrant destination (more)

Car-sharing a Reality in New Jersey
Programs like Zipcar are taking thousands of vehicles off the streets while increasing transit ridership

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


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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: Transit Village Symposium on June 9 (more)
  • Belmar and Netcong developers chosen (more)
  • Riverside Renaissance: Two major projects announced (more)
  • Rahway Update: Projects, Projects, Projects! (more)

Recent National TOD News

  • TOD in the DC region (more)
  • Rail~Volution in Chicago! (more)

Regional TOD News

  • A "New Town" TOD in Connecticut (more)
  • PenTrans: Advocates for TOD in Pennsylvania (more)

Recent New Jersey TOD News

  • Jersey City's Westside Avenue Station (more)
  • Improvements to Cinnaminson Light Rail Station (more)

Editorial Board:

Vivian Baker, NJ TRANSIT
Jack Kanarek, NJ TRANSIT
Monica Etz, NJDOT
Russel Like, Office of Smart Growth
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

Photo/Map Credit: VTC (unless noted)

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