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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Borough Council to vote on Arts education zoning on Oct. 25

At its meeting on Tuesday, October 25th, the Borough Council will revisit the Arts education zoning ordinance that it referred to the Planning Board a few months ago. The Planning Board has now sent it back to Council for another … Continue reading

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Township Committee approves MOU by a unanimous vote

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was approved by the Township Committee this evening (October 24th), paving the way for the University’s rezoning requests and–if the University prevails in the lawsuit over the 1984 contract–the eventual relocation of the Dinky terminus … Continue reading

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Planning Board endorsement of Arts Transit a “travesty” according to Candidate Marks’ op-ed

The op-ed appears on Planet Princeton . Here is Mr. Marks’ summary of the Board’s analysis of Dinky parking requirements: For me, the highlight of the July session was Marvin Reed’s insistence that the board define the distance from the … Continue reading

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