A Wealth of Data from NJ Transit Now Available!
NJ Transit, in conjunction with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center and the Office of Research Analytics at Rutgers University, has updated the NJ Transit Friendly Data Application – a powerful digital tool that allows users to map, report, and download a range of land use, travel, public transit, demographic, and real estate development data.
The upgraded application now features four new tools: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Opportunity, Corridor Planning, Total Water Level, and Social Justice. You can find the upgraded data tool here.
“This is a one-stop resource for transit-friendly planning and development,” said New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti.
“This information, now easy to access and cross-reference, will bolster statewide efforts to create Transit-Oriented Development, helping to improve New Jersey’s environment and quality of life,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett.
Users can select and visualize various options in the Transit Friendly Data Application based on their specific needs. The app features layers for demographics, environmental hazards, flooding scenarios, rehabilitation/redevelopment areas, and travel modes. The transportation layer also includes data on all four NJ TRANSIT modes: Access Link, bus, light rail, and rail.
The application is meant to be a resource for anyone interested in land-use and transportation analyses.
The updated application is being marketed through presentations at professional conferences and regional events, and an online tutorial of the latest version will be released soon.
The Transit Friendly Data Application is the latest tool in NJ TRANSIT’s Transit Friendly Planning Program toolbox, available at www.njtransit.com/transitfriendly.
Since 1999, the program has provided planning assistance to interested communities through on-call consultants with expertise in transportation planning, urban design, market analysis, economic development, downtown revitalization, parking, and community engagement.
The result has been the creation of countless consensus-based, transit-supportive land use vision plans that communities utilize to guide development and redevelopment at existing or planned transit facilities.