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Welcome to Volume 6, 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.

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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Planning

This Issue's Focus: New Year, New Start for TOD in New Jersey

New Jersey’s communities are facing hard times, but despite the gloom and doom, this should also be a time for cautious optimism—a time when communities should be planning for the future and envisioning how things might be. (more)

TOD

Seven New Jersey Resources Supporting TOD

The State of New Jersey makes available to municipalities, redevelopment agencies, planners, and developers a host of technical assistance and financial incentives to promote transit-oriented development projects. We have compiled a sampling of such programs. (more)

Books
Recommended Reading

In this issue we review two recent publications: Case Studies for Transit-Oriented Development and Revitalizing Main Street.

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

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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)

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