Welcome to Volume 4, Issue 2 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. This joint effort between NJ TRANSIT and the Bloustein School’s Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University aims to enrich the transit-oriented development (TOD) conversation in New Jersey’s diverse communities by highlighting what is happening in the state and around the country: best practices, model programs, legislation and local problem-solving experiences.

In this issue, we highlight the recently enacted Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit legislation and some of the communities that may benefit from this effort.

We hope local leaders and the public find these articles of value as all of us strive to create livable, sustainable and thriving communities. We always appreciate reader comments, so send us your comments, criticisms and ideas for future articles. We can be reached via email at: vtc@policy.rutgers.edu

Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy!

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July 2008
Volume 4, Number 2
  NJ’s Urban Employment Centers Get a Boost

Earlier this year New Jersey enacted the Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit, a program designed to direct new employment to our urban centers at locations proximate to transit stations.

  What's Happening in NJ's Urban Hubs

Nine cities are eligible as locations for the Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit. We take a look at four of these communities:

We will examine Camden, East Orange, Elizabeth, Hoboken, and Jersey City in our next issue.

  Recommended Reading

See our reviews of recent publications about TOD. In this issue we highlight articles which look at the issues of bus-supported TOD, walking distances and TODs impact on the environment.

For past reviews, see our online annotated bibliography. (more)

  Tell Us What You Think!

Let us know what you liked and didn't like in this issue.

Send your comments, criticisms and ideas for future articles to: vtc@policy.rutgers.edu

  Previous Issues

In case you missed anything, you can delve into our archives to see previous issues. (more)