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Opinion: Plans for Hoboken Terminal Could Put the City on the Right Track

Oct 1, 2012   //   by PlanSmart NJ   //   High Speed Rail, Lucy Vandenberg, NJ Spotlight, Opinion, Redevelopment, Speaks Out Blog, TOD, Transit Oriented Development, Transportation  //  Comments Off on Opinion: Plans for Hoboken Terminal Could Put the City on the Right Track

High-density, mixed-use development could fuel city’s fiscal engine

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The City of Hoboken held a public hearing earlier this month on proposed redevelopment of the 100-year-old Hoboken Terminal & Rail Yards.

Hoboken has an incredible opportunity — and responsibility — before it.

The site is one of NJ Transit’s main terminals and a major regional transportation hub, serving over 50,000 people daily with commuter rail, light rail, PATH and bus service. The terminal is a key gateway to New York City and its vast network of jobs.

It is also a historic asset. The only ferry and commuter rail terminal still in operation in the United States, it was added to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Read more >>

Opinion: A High-Speed Rail Link Will Carry NJ Into the Future

Jul 30, 2012   //   by PlanSmart NJ   //   High Speed Rail, Opinion, Policy, Speaks Out Blog, Transportation  //  Comments Off on Opinion: A High-Speed Rail Link Will Carry NJ Into the Future

The state can’t function effectively with an outmoded rail system that strains to carry millions of residents to work

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Earlier this month, Amtrak released its integrated long-range plan for upgrading the Northeast Corridor (NEC) train line and leaping into the future with a high-speed rail link between Washington, D.C., and Boston. The plans call for making substantial improvements to the current system to increase reliability, reduce travel time, and expand capacity. They also call for finally creating a next-gen , high-speed rail system in the Northeast, to be operational by 2040. The estimated cost over the 2012-2040 period totals $151 billion. Approximately $110 billion of that would be for high-speed rail service and the remainder for capacity improvements. Read more >>

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