Rutgers University economist James W. Hughes said he was holding February’s report at arm’s length. One reason? The construction industry added 2,100 jobs, the government said, even though the cold and snowy weather brought construction projects to a standstill.
A program being undertaken by the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools seeks to make students with special needs comfortable with public transportation.
The joint effort with Rutgers University and the New Jersey Travel Independence Program promotes “a student’s sense of independence and self-determination,” said Tracey Maccia, the vocational school district’s director of special education.Alan M. Voorhees Center, independence, Middlesex County, NJTIP, travel, vocational, VTC
Joe Seneca, a professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, agrees that stagnant salaries have contributed to the problem. He also said in recent years “a lot of the re-employment after the Great Recession has been in lower paying positions.”employment, finance, middle class, salaries, Seneca
“We went too far in terms of development,” said James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, who said household sizes in perimeter counties are shrinking. “It’s largely due to millennials. They have suburban fatigue. They’re grown, they’re out of the house, and they’d rather live closer to transportation and the waterfront.”demographics, development, Hughes, millennials, population
Martin E. Robins, founding director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, said he was surprised that discussions had broken down. … who advised Sweeney on high-priority transportation projects that need funding. “I’m very worried that the Transportation Department and NJ Transit will be operating on a shoestring, and we will pay a terrible price for deferring action on this.”revenue, Robins, transportation fund, VTC
Millennials are not likely to dole out cash to cover commuting expenses but will do their best to live affordably in an area with a large selection of nearby amenities, according to a study from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
A team of Bloustein graduate students performed a study in the fall semester for their real-world client, the Somerset County Business Partnership, said Eliot Benman, one of the students involved.amenities, American Planning Association, commuting, graduate student, millennials, real estate