New Jersey Company Provides Unique Parking, Bus Service For Suburban Commuters

Many older suburbs that grew up around train stations face the challenge of providing sufficient parking for commuters. A New Jersey-based company, a little over two years old, is doing something to address that. Boxcar is finding parking in places that have been overlooked and, in some towns, also providing bus service. It’s all available via an app.

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Joe Colangelo

Improving Access to Healthy and Sustainable Transportation with Charles Brown, MPA

Charles Brown, MPA, senior researcher and adjunct professor at Rutgers University, addresses the challenges to creating healthy and sustainable communities through transportation and highlights innovative solutions, including complete streets policies. He also addresses equity issues and what communities can do to improve access to the transportation system for low-income and minority populations.

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Charles Brown, MPA

Safety Through Speed Management

This month’s episode of the ITE Talks Transportation podcast features Leah Shahum, founder and executive director of the Vision Zero Network, and Robert Spillar, director of transportation for the City of Austin, Texas. With host Bernie Wagenblast they discuss how communities can safely manage speeds with roadway design and speed limit setting, and create a speed management program to reduce serious injuries and fatalities on roads.

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Robert Spiller

 

Update on Gateway Project

It’s called one of the most important infrastructure projects in the United States. The Gateway Program has several major components including new rail tunnels under the Hudson River and the replacement of the 108-year old Portal Drawbridge over the Hackensack River. Tuesday evening the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition sponsored a presentation on the project in the Cranford Community Center. The main speaker was Jerry Zaro, the chairman of the Gateway Development Corporation. Cranford Radio spoke with Zaro after the meeting to get a status update.

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Jerry Zaro

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Mobility as a Service with Susan Zielinski

Susan Zielinski, independent consultant and former managing director of the SMART program at the University of Michigan, discusses Mobility as a Service (Maas), including what initiatives are currently underway in the space, how the public and private sectors are contributing to the MaaS ecosystem, and the opportunities and practical challenges of implementing a true MaaS environment in a community.

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Sue Zielinski