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Welcome to Volume 6, 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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Planning

Who Lives Near Transit?

Planning and building in a transit-supportive manner is likely to bring change to a community—a daunting undertaking even when wholeheartedly embraced. This is why it is important to shed light on the outcomes—one way of which is explore who lives in New Jersey’s transit-rich communities and TODs. (more)

TOD

Q&A with Rahway's Former Mayor James Kennedy

We recently had the opportunity to discuss the challenges of redevelopment and TOD in Rahway with former Mayor James Kennedy. (more)

Books
Recommended Reading

In this issue we highlight the "Mixed-Income Transit-Oriented Development Action Guide" and "Preserving Affordability and Access in Livable Communities: Subsidized Housing Opportunities Near Transit and the 50+ Population."

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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