Category Archives: Transit

First Look: Inclusionary Mixed-Use Development Proposal at 40-42 North Tulane St in Princeton

The Princeton Planning Department has received an application to redevelop the property at 40-42 North Tulane St in downtown Princeton (map), to create an expanded building with ground-floor commercial space and 14 residential units. The redevelopment would contain a mixture … Continue reading

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NJ Transit Report On Options To Replace Princeton Dinky Train Now Expected In ‘November’

NJ Transit is expected to provide preliminary findings of its ‘Princeton Transitway’ study in the month of November 2021. That was the news from Council Member Mia Sacks, the liaison between the Princeton Transit Advisory Committee and Princeton Council. Speaking … Continue reading

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NJ Transit Capital Plan Offers Clues About Dinky Train Replacement

A long-range capital plan released by NJ Transit earlier this month confirms that the agency is considering ways to replace the Dinky train, which runs between Princeton Rail Station and Princeton Junction. According to the capital plan, the existing overhead … Continue reading

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Run The Princeton Dinky Train To Trenton

NJ Transit is reportedly considering options for upgrading service on the ‘Dinky’ rail line, which currently runs 2.7 miles from Princeton rail station on Alexander Street, to the main line station at Princeton Junction, in West Windsor. The study will … Continue reading

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On-Demand Transit Could Help Riders Reach Princeton ‘Dinky’ Train

‘Princeton Future’ is hosting a community discussion “Changing The Way We Get Around” at Princeton Public Library this  Saturday (Sep 26) and it has been getting quite a lot of attention in local media.  A group of Princeton University students, … Continue reading

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Site Plan And Details of Princeton Ridge ‘Lanwin’ Development Proposal

The Lanwin Development corporation is proposing to build a new subdivision on the Princeton Ridge, which will be discussed in the Princeton Planning Board meeting tonight (March 7, 2019 – but may be continued to the meeting on April 4). The … Continue reading

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Expand Shuttle Bus Service To Ease Princeton Parking Crunch

Princeton Council’s recent effort to modernize street parking in town is getting a lot of pushback from local merchants. Some business owners believe that the increased rates for street parking discourage people from visiting their stores, and they are planning … Continue reading

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How Walkable Are West Windsor’s Proposed New Housing Developments?

Last month, West Windsor Township, NJ announced its proposed affordable housing settlement. The settlement explains how the town plans to provide its ‘fair share’ of affordable housing, as is required by state law. Every other town in Mercer County, with … Continue reading

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The Greater Princeton: A Smart Growth Vision for the Princeton Region

This post was submitted by a guest blogger. Princeton and its surrounding communities are at a turning point and need to make critical decisions about how they want to grow. The affordable housing obligations now being determined will very likely … Continue reading

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Bus Rapid Transit Comes To US-1 But Not (Yet) In Princeton

New Jersey Department of Transport (NJDOT) recently allowed cars to drive on shoulder lanes on part of US-1, a key highway in Central New Jersey which runs past Princeton and connects local towns like West Windsor, Plainsboro and South Brunswick. … Continue reading

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