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Mode Shift in Transit Under-served Areas in the New York City Region

This research investigates the impact of residential parking on household travel behavior in transit under-served areas (TUSA) in the New York City region. It focuses on an important but often overlooked issue in reshaping the travel pattern in TUSA neighborhoods- residential parking. It finds that TUSA households with only on-street parking tend to have fewer cars, make fewer vehicle trips, and drive less overall VMT, compared to households with a garage.

9 - Using Regional Multipliers to Assess the Economic Impacts of Transportation Investments in Northern New Jersey

The main objective of this paper is to assess key economic impacts, mainly output, employment, and earnings, in Northern New Jersey from recent major transportation infrastructure investments, mainly in rail. This effort is part of the New Jersey 21st Century study carried out by the University Transportation Research Center, Region II, for the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Regional multipliers, derived from input-output analysis, have been used widely to measure economic impacts.

10 - The Residential Relocation Impacts of Midtown Direct; A Descriptive Analysis

<p>This paper presents an analysis of the residential relocations that followed the New Jersey Transit Midtown Direct rail improvement. The increased transit accessibility provided by the Midtown Direct connection reduced one-way commuting travel times by 15-20 minutes between New Jersey and New York. The analysis examines the residential decision-making process of travelers before and after the rail improvement. It is based on revealed preference surveys mailed by City College of New York (CCNY) to 1242 riders in 2001.

6 - Presentation of Available Land Use Data Using TransCAD

The primary purpose of this working paper is to present available land use information for New Jersey State at county and municipality level (where available). Land use research is important for many scientific, ecological and land management purposes. Land use/land cover maps tell us how much of the landscape is changing, as well as what changes have occurred and where the changes are taking place.

1- Outlining Objectives, Approach and Structure of Study

The overall goal of this project is to assess the impact of planned transport infrastructure investment projects on travel behavior and economic development in New Jersey. The proposal for this research project discusses 5 main objectives for this study. The purpose of this working paper is to review these objectives, provide basic definitions, highlight key issues and suggest methodologies to accomplish these objectives. In addition this paper suggests a general structural framework and outlines the main tasks and phases to follow.

12 - Empirical Analysis of the Relationship between Accessibility and Economic Development

One of the key factors that play a pivotal role in a region's economic well being is the presence of a reliable and efficient transportation infrastructure. This is mainly due to the fact that a well-developed transportation system provides adequate access to the region, which in turn, is a necessary condition for the efficient operation of manufacturing, retail, labor and housing markets.

5 - Employment Trends in the Study Area

<p>The objective of this working paper is to show trends in employment in different industries in the study area. Two sets of tables and figures are presented to illustrate these trends. Tables 1A through 1D, and figures 1 through 10 show trends in non-farm employment for different labor areas from 1980 to 1999. Labor areas are also called Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas (PMSA?s). In some cases, these labor areas consist of several counties. The study area consists of 14 counties that form 7 labor areas as indicated in the following table.

2- Discussion of Alternative Modeling Frameworks

The main objectives of this paper are to briefly discuss the alternative modeling frameworks and address some of the key questions in anticipation to the modeling components of the New Jersey's Links to the 21st Century project. This report reviews the spectrum of modeling options seeking to balance the needs of the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the practicality of the different approaches, their conceptual validity, and the corresponding potential for research contributions.

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