Welcome to Volume 5, 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.

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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Proposed Federal TOD Grants & Interagency “Sustainable Communities” Initiative

The proposed Livable Communities Act of 2009 (S.1619) would provide federal grants to support TOD and station area improvements, and appears to be spurred on by a new era of cooperation between the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Environmental Protection Agency. (more)

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 TOD's 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)