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New Jersey Transit Village Initiative

Transit Village Initiative
Map of Transit Villages


The New Jersey Department of Transportation has asked VTC to evaluate all 19 Transit Villages through 2008 to determine their success in attracting new development and redevelopment in accord with Smart Growth principles.


What is the New Jersey Transit Village Initiative?

The Transit Village Initiative is an innovative program that seeks to revitalize and grow selected communities with transit as an anchor. Seventeen Transit Villages have been designated though 2007 in New Jersey. Although the initiative is staffed and directed by the NJDOT, a Task Force of multiple state agencies meets regularly to guide the effort.... (more)


Transit Villages - 2006-2007 Municipal Reporting Form

(Click here for fill-in PDF version)Municipal Reporting Form












2006 New Jersey Transit Village Initiative Evaluation Final Reports

"Evaluating the New Jersey Transit Village Initiative"

"Transit Village Monitoring Research"

1st Generation Transit Villages (7):

Morristown, Pleasantville, Rahway, Riverside, Rutherford, South Amboy, South Orange

2nd Generation Transit Villages (9):

Belmar, Bloomfield, Bound Brook, Collingswood, Cranford, Journal Square, Matawan, Metuchen, New Brunswick

Executive Summary (pdf)
Literature Review (pdf)
Demographics (pdf)
Public Opinion Survey Results (pdf)
Economic Activity (pdf)
Success Factors, Obstacles and Recommendations (pdf)
Recommendations for Assessment and Accountability (pdf)
Grant Maps (pdf)

Executive Summary (pdf)
Literature Review (pdf)
Demographics (pdf)
Commercial Survey (pdf)
Residential Survey (pdf)
Building Permit Data (pdf)
Connectivity Measures (pdf)
Assessed Value Data (pdf)
Municipal Report: Pilot Results (pdf)
Pedestrian Shed Maps (pdf)

2006 Transit Village Symposium: "Progress and Future"

Transit Village Symposium 2006On Friday, June 9, 2006, more than 150 invited leaders from the public sector, private industry and non-governmental organizations gathered in New Brunswick to take stock of New Jersey’s effort to support the Transit Village Initiative. The symposium was sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Transportation with support from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. To download any of the conference presentations (audio/video), conference photos and a summary report, click here.


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