Author Archives: admin2

Planning Board Approves A&T Plan, Swiftly Adopts Resolution

At the end of its third and final hearing on the University’s Arts and Transit site plan held on Tuesday December 18, 2012,  the Planning Board voted 9 to 1  to approve the University plan, including the plan to move … Continue reading

Comments Off on Planning Board Approves A&T Plan, Swiftly Adopts Resolution

University Plan Turns Back on Community

While the Project’s many green design elements are laudable, the relocation …of the [Dinky] terminus degrades rather than honors commmunity connectivity… Apart from [the] further distance, the [new station] is oriented toward the University, away from town. . .[T]his literal … Continue reading

Leave a comment

The Historic Sites Council Hearing on Application to Move Train Terminus From Historic Station Site: Press Coverage and A Report by STPD

The February 16th Historic Sites Council hearing ended with the Council’s decision to table a resolution giving New Jersey Transit conditional approval for its application to remove 480 feet of track and prematurely abandon the public transporation easement to the … Continue reading

Comments Off on The Historic Sites Council Hearing on Application to Move Train Terminus From Historic Station Site: Press Coverage and A Report by STPD

NJ Historic Sites Council to Review NJ Transit Plan to Remove Dinky Tracks Feb 16

Update: The Council voted to table the decision until the next meeting, after they get more information, including the status of the lawsuits.  At the next meeting, on April 19, the Council voted to approve NJT’s application, subject to certain … Continue reading

Comments Off on NJ Historic Sites Council to Review NJ Transit Plan to Remove Dinky Tracks Feb 16

Borough Council Introduces Transit-Only Zone By Unanimous Vote

Update:  This ordinance was eventually tabled because without Township cooperation, the goal of preserving the right-of-way could not have been achieved. After a lengthy and occasionally contentious hearing, Borough Council voted this evening (Nov. 29th) to introduce an ordinance creating … Continue reading

Comments Off on Borough Council Introduces Transit-Only Zone By Unanimous Vote

Borough Council to debate transit-only zone on Nov. 29th

Less than a week after the election, the Township Committee folded its tent and gave the University carte blanche for development plans that involve moving the Dinky out of the Borough into the campus service zone. Fortunately, Borough Council continues … Continue reading

Comments Off on Borough Council to debate transit-only zone on Nov. 29th

Election results: Moore wins, consolidation wins, Dinky wins….

This is a brief news flash on the results of today’s election. Both the Township and the Borough voted to consolidate. Yina Moore won the Borough Mayoral race by a margin of 100 votes. The Democratic Council candidates won with … Continue reading

Leave a comment

The Race for Borough Mayor: A Comment

Save the Dinky does not endorse candidates. However, there are clear differences between the Democratic candidate and the Republican candidate on the Dinky issue. The Democratic candidate, Yina Moore, is a professional planner, with extensive experience in transit planning and … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Borough Council Candidates on the Dinky

Borough Council Candidates: Democratic Candidates Barbara Trelstad (incumbent) : Voted for a resolution in June urging the University and New Jersey Transit to reconsider the plan to relocate the Dinky. Has consistently argued that moving it further away from Nassau … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Kip Cherry op-ed on sustainable mass transit

Read the full op-ed on Planet Princeton by clicking link in right column or copying the url: http://planetprinceton.com/2011/op-ed-princeton-needs-sustainable-mass-transit/ Key passage: With congestion, fuel prices, and the danger of climate change increasing over time, we need to find more sustainable solutions … Continue reading

Comments Off on Kip Cherry op-ed on sustainable mass transit