Panel discusses planning, policy challenges for increasingly aging populations

by Cecille de Laurentis MPP/MCRP ’20 A panel of experts hosted by the Bloustein School, the Rutgers School of Social Work, and AARP on “Building Healthy Communities for All Ages in New Jersey” addressed the projected increase in population for older age groups nationwide and what this means for planning and policymaking in New Jersey. […]

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Power & Politics: NJ Transit and the Gateway Project

Both NJ Transit and the Gateway project are facing funding problems. Martin Robins, the authority on all things mass transit and Founding Director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, talks about the challenges facing Gov.Phil Murphy when it comes to transportation infrastructure. News 12 New Jersey, August 4, 2018 (starts at 13:35)

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Bike share equity in Boston, a work in progress

“The absolute first step in having an equitable bike-share system is that there has to be access to the system. So there has to be bike-share stations in underserved communities,” McNeil added. Rutgers professor and transportation researcher Charles T. Brown agrees, adding that even after a city begins adding bike-share equipment, more work is needed […]

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Transition2018: Bloustein faculty, staff, alumni will have an impact on New Jersey’s future

Carl Van Horn, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development and a widely recognized expert on workforce, human resources, and employment policy issues with extensive experience in public and private sector policymaking, was named Senior Advisor to the Transition for Strategy and Policy and will also serve as a co-chair of the Stronger and Fairer Economy […]

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Healthier Somerset: Culture of health in Bound Brook, South Bound Brook

As a response to the survey, the grant leadership team — American Lung Association of New Jersey; Family and Community Health Sciences of Rutgers Cooperative Extension; Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission; Middle Earth; and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville — has begun a new transportation initiative. The transportation action team is working with Walter […]

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Free Elizabeth Guide to Public Transportation Available through Lifelong Elizabeth Program

According to Ms. Dispenza, The Guide to Public Transportation in Elizabeth, produced by Louis Hoffman of NJTIP at Rutgers, “is a bi-lingual English/Spanish guide, and is available at all Elizabeth libraries, City Hall Office on Aging, Housing Authority Buildings and Senior Centers”.  The Guide to Public Transportation in Elizabeth also be viewed online at www.jfscentralnj.org/lifelongelizabeth. TapInto.net, November 15, 2017

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NJ Transit posts lowest annual ridership since Superstorm Sandy

The most recent year included the deadly train crash at Hoboken Terminal in September 2016, as well as three derailments between March and July at New York’s Penn Station. It also includes a worsening problem of trains canceled due to a shortage of locomotive engineers. The agency has begun to address the crunch, but it may have […]

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Why New Jersey’s gas tax could go up for the first time since 1988

However, Martin Robins, director emeritus of Rutgers University’s Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Policy Center, argues that gasoline taxes levied on a per-gallon basis will begin to go down when auto makers begin complying with federal requirements for higher vehicle-mileage efficiency. “New Jersey hasn’t raised its gas tax since the late 1980s, and a lot has […]

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