No ARC without TOD

New Jersey wants billions in federal money for its ARC project, but NJ Transit's commuter rail service is too often just a subsidy to the rich and an excuse not to develop North Jersey, says Stephen Smith.
October 11, 2010, 11am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Smith writes:

"A lot of fuss has been made by urbanists about how important the ARC transit tunnel under the Hudson is to curbing sprawl in North Jersey, but frankly I'm not convinced that more commuter rail into Manhattan is the cure for what ails New Jersey. The state's fundamental problem is its reliance on two cities outside its borders for providing jobs to its people, and it's used the existence of New York and Philadelphia as excuses to remain a sprawled, suburban oasis in the middle of a dense Northeast Corridor, which can't continue once it runs out of land and money."

Thanks to Stephen Smith

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Published on Monday, October 11, 2010 in Market Urbanism
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