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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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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Bike-Share Still Has a Race Problem

Charles Brown, a transportation expert at Rutgers University, says that one reason the programs have struggled to reach minorities is that minority groups have different traditions, languages and cultures but seem to be treated as one large entity by bike-share programs. “Part of the problem is bike-share companies don’t see individuals,” Brown says. “They haven’t […]

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Voorhees Transportation Center, NJTPA are recipients of APA National Planning Achievement Public Outreach award

The American Planning Association’s (APA) National Planning Awards annually recognize outstanding efforts in planning and planning leadership. This year, the awards committee recognized five Excellence recipients, and honored an additional 16 recipients with Achievement awards. The Achievement awards recognize good planning work in different areas. The Innovations in Public Engagement public outreach program developed by […]

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VTC’s Charles Brown nominated for 2017 L.A. Streetsies Advocate of the Year

Charles Brown, Senior Research Specialist with the Bloustein School’s Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, has been nominated for the StreetsBlog Los Angeles “2017 L.A. Streetsies: Advocate of the Year” award. Voting is now open and runs through noon on January 10, 2018.  The award is called the Deborah Murphy Award for Excellence in Advocacy, named for Deborah Murphy […]

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How will autonomous vehicles affect our towns and cities?

Rutgers Researcher Jon Carnegie says what he would add to the conversation is the possibility of using the technology in public transit. “There is some interesting innovation going on in places around the country, including Jacksonville, Florida and the Tampa area where they’ll be rolling out autonomous minibuses, basically pods that carry up to 12 people,” said […]

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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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Somerville wins state award for keeping streets safe

“We were incredibly pleased with the quality of nominations we received for the 2017 awards,” said Charles Brown, senior research manager at the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. “The 2017 award recipients have gone above and beyond in implementing Complete Streets programs that have affected real change in their communities.” NJ.com, September 7, 2017

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Bloustein MCRP candidates Daehee Kim, Thalya Reyes receive APTF scholarships

The American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) recently announced that Bloustein School Masters in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) students Daehee Kim and Thalya Reyes (dual MPP candidate) are the recipients of 2017 APTF Scholarships. This marks the seventh straight year at least one Bloustein student has been awarded APTF scholarships; overall, 10 Bloustein students have received scholarships […]

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