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NJ about to subtract one of its tiniest towns in rare merger

The borough of Pine Valley in Camden County has already voted to consolidate into Pine Hill. The disappearing town has 21 residents – barely one for each hole on the main course at Pine Valley Golf Club, one of the top golf courses in the world and the borough’s reason for existing. Like Tavistock – […]

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Bike-share programs aren’t profitable but chip away at emissions

But some say money can’t define bike-share programs’ success. Reminder, said Robert Noland, a professor of planning and public policy at Rutgers University: All transportation costs governments money. “So it’s fairly cheap for a city or the state to subsidize these. Cheaper than, for example, subsidizing public transit,” Noland said. And even cheaper than subsidizing infrastructure […]

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Study reveals effect Philly sweetened beverage tax has had on city, economy

 A new study from Rutgers economists shows the Philadelphia sweetened beverage tax created at least as many jobs as it cost in the four-and-a-half years since it passed. The study confirms two prior studies that found the tax had no net effect on overall employment in the city. The study’s chief author, economist Michael Lahr, says […]

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How the pandemic and a renewed focus on equity could reshape transportation

The pandemic and racial justice protests in Washington and cities across the country have reshaped many aspects of life. For some travelers and commuters, shifts in travel patterns exposed vulnerabilities within the transportation network. While many transportation systems have been geared to the 9-to-5 commuter, the pandemic highlighted the role public transit plays in getting […]

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