New Jersey Transit is urging municipalities to contact the agency about development opportunities around mass transit facilities.
“NJ Transit is committed to Transit Oriented Development, which combines quality housing and robust shopping and dining with the advantage of easy access to rail and bus service to other communities,” Transit President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Corbett said in a statement. “We encourage any local government interested in sustainable and environmentally sensitive growth to reach out to NJ Transit about opportunities to work together in a mutually beneficial partnership.’’
By connecting mixed-use developments to the rail stations and bus lines town can improve their quality of life by offering neighborhood amenities and access via New Jersey Transit to other attractions around the state.
In an Aug. 15, statement, NJ Transit cited the October 2018 opening of The Link at Aberdeen Station. The project combined apartments, retail, restaurants and easy access to the Aberdeen-Matawan Station. The area was developed by a partnership between New Jersey Transit, Aberdeen Township and the developer BNE.
More information about transit-oriented development opportunities is available online at www.njtransitdevelopment.com.