NJ lawmakers unveil $40M plan to repair Wildwood Boardwalk

The Democrats said in a statement they would introduce legislation to revise the Transportation Trust Fund’s rules to permit boardwalk repairs — a move Testa says he opposes. So does Martin Robins, director emeritus of Rutgers University’s Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center. He said he is unaware of the trust fund ever being used for […]

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What is the cost of damage to city vehicles in accidents?

The accident reports for the five cities and municipalities reviewed by MyCentralJersey.com spanned six years, from 2011 to 2016, and included accidents in which public employees were at fault and also accidents in which they were not. The majority of the accidents involved emergency responders, such as vehicles driven by police and fire department employees, as well […]

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Plainfield schools to develop travel plan

Rutgers Graduate Student Planners wearing reflective vests and carrying clipboards began a walk assessibility last Friday at Plainfield High School and Evergreen Elementary School to evaluate the safety of the routes the children take to and from school in Plainfield. The graduate student planners are part of the first district-wide travel plan that Plainfield Public […]

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Bloustein alumnus explains use, choice of pedestrian calming techniques

Non-motorized transportation has been expanding in New Brunswick. Recently, the Bloustein School hosted a workshop on pedestrian calming techniques. Almost twenty graduate and undergraduate students attended a session on pedestrian calming techniques led by Bloustein alumnus Merisa Gilman; she currently works as a project manager for the New York City Department of Transportation Pedestrian Projects […]

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APA-NJ recognizes Stuart Meck, West Orange Walking & Cycling graduate studio with outstanding planning awards

On Friday, January 29 the American Planning Association- New Jersey chapter recognized planning initiatives, built projects, individuals and organizations that are at the forefront of planning and design at the APA-NJ Annual Planning Conference Awards Luncheon. Bloustein School Associate Research Professor Stuart Meck was selected as the recipient of the Budd Chavooshian Award for Outstanding […]

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New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center releases new report finding road infrastructure contributes to pedestrian fatalities

The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center, managed by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center’s (VTC) Pedestrian and Bicycle Practice Group, today announced the results of a study investigating the factors contributing to fatal pedestrian crashes in New Jersey. The final report, “Road Infrastructure as a Contributing Factor to Pedestrian Fatalities in New Jersey” was part […]

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Did ticket blitz affect pedestrian behavior in NJ?

Charles Brown, senior research specialist at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers and project manager of the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center, said while distracted driving and distracted walking have emerged as large problems thaqt need to be addressed, basic engineering fixes can save lives. Asbury Park Press, March 21

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Blou students meet Sadik-Khan at TRB meeting in Washington, DC

Bloustein MCRP students focused on transportation attended the 92nd Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting in Washington, D.C. January 13-17, 2013. The students attended presentations, poster sessions and meetings related to technology, design, and policy research around all forms of transportation.  The students were fortunate to meet Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, who […]

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