NJ Transit, in conjunction with Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center and the Office of Research Analytics at Rutgers University, has updated the NJ Transit Friendly Data Application.
The application is a digital tool that allows users to map, report, and download a range of land use, travel, public transit, demographic, and real estate development data throughout the NJ Transit network.
“This latest technology demonstrates how statewide transportation investments can enhance the environment, create strong community centers, and encourage private investment in the local economy,” said Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, New Jersey Department of Transportation commissioner. “This is a one-stop resource for transit-friendly planning and development.”
The application now features four new tools: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Opportunity; Corridor Planning; Total Water Level; and Social Justice.
“NJ Transit is proud to partner once again with Rutgers University to develop this innovative new technology tool, providing municipalities, real estate developers, elected officials, and others with a wealth of information to aid in their research, planning, and development needs,” said Kevin S. Corbett, NJ Transit president/CEO. “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.”
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.