Noland: Bus Rapid Transit Not a Long-Term Solution for Holland Tunnel

Robert Menendez Jr., who may soon represent the 8th Congressional District, which includes the Holland Tunnel area, has floated a plan to include buses because the $4.7 billion highway-widening project has become “polarizing.” Menendez proposed that the expanded roadway be used for a dedicated bus lane and to create a truck-only exit and entrance ramp […]

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Ralph et al article most viewed on JAPA

Congratulations to Nicholas Klein, Kelcie Ralph, Calvin Thigpen, and Anne Brown on their article “Political Partisanship and Transportation Reform” being the most viewed article from the last Journal of the American Planning Association https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01944363.2021.1965495 JAPA Newsletter 9/27/22

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Shapiro: Manchin’s permit bill highlights importance of administrative process

“Last week, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced his long-awaited bill intended to shorten the permitting process for energy projects. A key component of the bill is hastening reviews required by the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) for such projects. NEPA review, which requires that federal agencies assess the environmental impact of their actions (or those actions that require […]

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22% of New Jerseyans Worked from Home in 2021. Van Horn Predicts No Change.

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows 22% of New Jerseyans worked from home in 2021, a more than fourfold increase over 2019. New Jersey has a greater share of people working from home than most other states. Rutgers University Professor Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, doesn’t […]

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NJ Leads in Work From Home Status, Hughes Explains Why

More than a fifth of New Jersey workers ages 16 and older work remotely. A confluence of factors is likely responsible for the broad uptake of telecommuting in New Jersey — even after pandemic shutdowns forced immediate changes to work in 2020 — though long commute times, the proximity of New York City, and the […]

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Van Horn Quoted in Regard to Union Rail Strike

On September 15, 2022, freight railway companies and their workers reached a tentative agreement after President Joe Biden intervened in marathon negotiations to avert a strike that could have paralyzed the economy. “Sometimes there’s a narrative that, ‘Oh, I’m going to have to pay 24% more for fill in the blank,’ ” because that’s the […]

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Multiple News Orgs Cite Marc Pfeiffer’s BLGRC Report on Jersey City

This report covers the period October 2020 through June of 2022. The CAO has found that the district has met a sufficient number of Accountability Scorecard metrics to meet the requirements of the Transition Plan to move toward full local control. While the district has made progress toward achieving substantial and sustained progress for most […]

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Dr. Yen-Tyng Chen Reacts to Texas Ruling to Omit PrEP from ACA Coverage

On Sept. 7, District Judge Reed O’Connor made two rulings in Texas that may significantly change the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The first decision by the district judge found that the task force that helps decide federal health insurance mandates is unconstitutional. Additionally, he ruled that private insurers do not have to cover the pre-exposure […]

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