NJ Future is Hiring an Event Coordinator

New Jersey Future, a Trenton-based nonprofit smart-growth advocacy organization, is looking for an event coordinator for its Redevelopment Forum in February 2009 and Smart Growth Awards in June. From the job posting:

Applicants should know planning issues and personalities in New Jersey, and have experience in coordinating events, including putting together panel presentations. […]

Long Island on the Issues: Assm. Harvey Weisenberg vs Michael McGinty (Assembly District 20)

Republican Michael McGinty (also running on the Conservative ticket) is challenging Democratic Assm. Harvey Weisenberg (also running on the Independence and Working Families tickets) in New York’s 20th Assembly District which encompasses the Southwestern sector of the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County. […] […]

On NYSDOT Region 10's Doorstep, A Call for Reform

Erma Gluck of the Coram Civic Association called on NYSDOT Region 10 to calm traffic on Long Island's streets. Standing with her were representatives from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign; Vision Long Island; Sustainable Long Island; Mt. Sinai, Greater Gordon Heights, and Selden Civic Associations; and the Neighborhood Network.

Two days after a TSTC […]

Long Island on the Issues: Assm. David McDonough vs. Howard Kudler (Assembly District 19)

Democrat Howard Kudler is challenging Republican Assm. David McDonough (also running on the Conservative, Independence and Working Families tickets) in New York’s 19th Assembly District, which encompasses the Southeastern sector of the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County. […] […]

Long Island on the Issues: Assm. Earlene Hooper vs. Henry Conyers vs. Darren Bryant (Assembly District 18)

Democratic Assm. Earlene Hooper (also running on the Independence ticket) is facing a two-pronged challenge from Working Families candidate Henry Conyers and Republican candidate Darren Bryant (also running on the Conservative ticket) in the 18th Assembly District which encompasses the Village of Hempstead, Uniondale, and Roosevelt in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County. TSTC received no response from Mr. Bryant, but Assm. Hooper and the WFP challenger, Mr. Conyers, provided TSTC with completed questionnaires. […] […]

The Human Toll

Each dot above represents one of the 95 pedestrians killed in Nassau County between 2005 and 2007. (For full map, see county fact sheets on TSTC's website; different colors correspond to different years.)

Eighty-nine pedestrians were killed in NY’s Suffolk County between 2005 and 2007. In Brooklyn, the toll was 147. Middlesex County […]

Long Island on the Issues: Assm. Michelle Schimel vs. Matthew Mitchell (Assembly District 16)

Republican Matthew Mitchell is challenging Democratic Assemblymember Michelle Schimel (who is also running on the Working Families and Independence Party tickets) in New York’s 16th Assembly District that encompasses the north and central area of the Town of North Hempstead on the north shore of Long Island. TSTC received completed questionnaires from both Assm. Schimel and Mr. Mitchell. […] […]

ConnDOT, NYSDOT Commissioners Tout Transit-Oriented Development at Mayors' Institute

Transit-oriented development will encourage economic development and create opportunities during difficult financial times, said NYSDOT Commissioner Astrid Glynn and ConnDOT Commissioner Joseph Marie at a panel on Thursday in New Haven.

The event was part of the Connecticut and Westchester Mayors’ Institute for Community Design sponsored by the One Region […]

At Forum, TSTC Lists Ideas for NJ

TSTC Associate Director Veronica Vanterpool.

Leadership New Jersey, a non-profit fellowship program aimed at expanding and improving the pool of the state’s civic leaders, held its sixth annual forum on the Future of New Jersey last Wednesday, October 15. The yearly forum invites a cross-section of leaders to share their best ideas to […]

New Goethals Bridge To Include Bus/Carpool Lanes

What this rendering of the future Goethals Bridge doesn't show is that one of these lanes will be dedicated to transit and carpools.

At last week’s Stakeholder Committee meeting for the Goethals Bridge Replacement project, the US Coast Guard and Port Authority revealed that the new Goethals Bridge will dedicate one lane in […]