Welcome to Volume 5, 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. 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.

It’s official. After a decade of planning, work is set to begin on the new rail tunnels under the Hudson River. In this issue, we discuss this project, known as the Access to the Region's Core (ARC), and how it is likely to reshape our region. When completed in 2017, ARC will double the number of trains that can travel between New Jersey and Manhattan, and provide, for the first time, a one-seat ride to many of the state's rail towns. It will also bring change—the time to plan for which is now.

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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May 2009
Volume 5, Number 1
ARC to bring TOD opportunities to NJ’s rail towns

After more than a decade of planning, a much-needed new passenger rail tunnel underneath the Hudson River connecting NJ and NYC is becoming a reality. We examine why NJ's communities need to plan for this increased rail capacity.

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

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