July 2010

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Reworking Newark

Taking to the streets with cameras and imagination, 45 Newark high school interns participated in a two-day exercise with TSTC to re-envision downtown Newark as a “great place” for residents and visitors. The exercise is a…



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Homeowners Will Reap $18B in Benefits from ARC

A ground-breaking new report from the Regional Plan Association confirms that the Access to the Region’s Core project will have immense economic benefits.  The $8 billion project broke ground last year, and when complete in 2017,…


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FREIGHT Act of 2010 Could Offer Truck Traffic Relief

Last week Senators Lautenberg (D-NJ), Murray (D-WA) and Cantwell (D-WA) introduced the country’s first comprehensive freight bill that would fill the current policy vacuum surrounding federal investment in freight and port transportation projects. The “Focusing Resources,…


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Reactions to the Latest Bad News from the MTA

Today the MTA outlined proposals to deal with a $900 million budget deficit. The options include an increase in the price of monthly Metrocard and commuter rail passes, a 50-cent toll increase, slashing $40 million in contributions to…



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Transit Options Discussed for Stewart Airport

At a time of drastic cuts to established transit routes, New York’s transportation agencies are keeping an eye on the future — specifically, a future where Stewart Airport in Orange County is a bustling “fourth airport”…




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CT Leaders Bet Big on New Haven-Springfield Rail

Connecticut will issue $200 million in bonds for the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Line in the hopes of winning an equivalent federal high-speed rail grant, the Hartford Courant reported last week. While the article focuses on a…