One Newark Center
NJ (17th Floor)
This event took place on December 15, 2017. Presentations and materials from the training are available below.
The Together North Jersey Institute and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) are co-sponsoring a series of workshops to explore the opportunities for creating vibrant transit hubs in Northern New Jersey.
For the purpose of this work a transit hub is an area surrounding a transit station – bus, rail, light rail, or ferry – which contains diverse land use, a variety of activities, and multi-modal transportation connections that are fully integrated with the transit station. The hub creates a vibrant neighborhood that benefits from the access from the train station at its core. Creating a successful hub takes extensive thought about the transit station and the community that surrounds it.
Although every community is unique, the workshops will attempt to follow a process that can be used throughout New Jersey – a process will build upon a collaboration and encourage the community’s stakeholders to come together to define the hub and its characteristics.
The workshop is open to those who want to learn more about the elements of a strong transit hub, the opportunities that it can bring to the community, and the process to create it.
WHEN: December 15, 2017
WHERE: NJTPA Board Room – 1 Newark Center, 17th Floor, Newark, NJ
- 8:30 to 9:00 – Registration
- 9:00 – to 9:10 – Welcome – Zenobia Fields, NJTPA
- 9:10 to 9:30 – Transit Hubs Overview and Workshop Goals – Vivian Baker, NJ TRANSIT
- 9:30 to 10:00 –What is a Transit Hub? Characteristics of successful Transit Oriented Development– Colette Santasieri, NJIT
- 10:00 to 10:45 – How to initiate the Planning for a Transit Hub – Gary Toth, Project for Public Spaces
- 10:45 to 11:00 – Break
- 11:00 to 11:15 – Technical Tools for Evaluating Transit Hub Impacts – Bob Diogo, NJTPA
- 11:15 to 12:15 – General Discussion – moderated by Tom Schulze
- 12:15 to 12:30 – Next Steps in the Workshop Series: Discussion of most appropriate pilot HUBs – urban, suburban, and rural. Would your community like to participate in the next step? – Tom Schulze