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  • A Track Record of Success | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    of the highspeed rail link between London and the Channel Tunnel Well designed high speed rail stations located in city centers spark economic development and encourage revitalization of urban areas A study of the Frankfurt Cologne high speed rail line in Germany estimated that areas surrounding two towns with new high speed rail stations experienced a 2 7 percent increase in overall economic activity compared with the rest of the region Office space in the vicinity of highspeed rail stations in France and northern Europe generally fetches higher rents than in other parts of the same cities The city of Lyon experienced a 43 percent increase in the amount of office space near its high speed rail station following the completion of a high speed rail link to Paris Property values near stations on Japan s Shinkansen network have been estimated to be 67 percent higher than property values further away Several cities have used high speed rail as the catalyst for ambitious urban redevelopment efforts The city of Lille France used its rail station as the core of a multi use development that now accommodates 6 000 jobs The new international high speed rail terminal at London s St Pancras station is the centerpiece of a major redevelopment project that will add 1 800 residential units as well as hotels offices and cultural venues in the heart of London High speed rail has increased overall travel in corridors in Spain and France and the number of one day business trips in South Korea Increases in overall travel indicate that high speed rail is having an impact on broader economic decisions and improve the chances that high speed rail lines can recoup their overall costs High speed rail can expand labor markets and increase the potential for face to face interactions that create value in the growing knowledge economy A British study projects that the construction of the nation s first high speed rail line will lead to more than 26 billion in net economic benefits over the next 60 years High speed rail lines generally cover their operating costs with fare revenues In the United States a financially sustainable high speed rail system will likely not require operating subsidies from taxpayers although public funding is essential to getting the system up and running High speed rail service generates enough operating profit that it can subsidize other less profitable intercity rail lines in countries such as France and Spain as well as in the U S Northeast Two high speed rail lines the French TGV line between Paris and Lyon and the original Japanese Shinkansen line from Tokyo to Osaka have covered their initial costs of construction through fares Properly planned high speed rail can encourage sustainable land use and development patterns In the United States focusing new development around highspeed rail stations can reduce pressure to develop in far flung areas reducing other infrastructure costs such as for sewers and electricity By creating new centers of commerce and activity

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/reports/in/track-record-success (2016-04-29)
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  • Road Work Ahead | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    policy decisions that put other considerations ahead of the pressing need to preserve our investment in the highway system Political forces often undermine a strong commitment to maintenance Members of Congress state legislators and local politicians thrive on ribbon cuttings Powerful special interests push for new and bigger highways Meanwhile federal and state policies which should provide strong guidance in the wise use of taxpayer dollars often fail to achieve the proper balance between building new infrastructure and taking care of what we already have built To fix our roads and bridges America first must fix our transportation policies To counteract the tendencies to neglect repair and maintenance we must adopt strong fix it first rules that give priority to maintenance of our existing roads and bridges set national goals for the condition of our transportation system and hold state governments accountable for achieving results Road Work Ahead describes how America s roads and bridges are in disrepair bringing together a wide variety of statistics and sources with state by state analysis It shows how special interest pressure tilts the playing field toward the construction of new and ever wider highways at the expense of repair and maintenance U S transportation policy fails to properly emphasize highway and bridge maintenance with federal transportation policies allocating vast amounts of money to the states with little direction and no accountability and with Congressional earmarks further tilting spending away from maintenance State transportation funding policies are often similarly short sighted focusing on the creation of politically popular new highways rather than maintaining existing roads and bridges Spending more money on transportation won t fix America s roads and bridges without a top to bottom shift in funding priorities and policies The report s recommendations include ways to Make highway and bridge maintenance a

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/reports/in/road-work-ahead (2016-04-29)
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  • The Right Track | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    southeast to Savannah and Jacksonville Florida is seeking to build the first truly high speed rail system in the United States with an initial network linking Tampa Orlando and Miami Trains traveling at 165 mph or more would bypass traffic on the state s congested highways and link together many of the state s biggest attractions Florida is also seeking to restore rail service along its east coast providing new service to important coastal destinations The Gulf Coast states are pursuing the restoration of passenger rail service east of New Orleans that was disrupted after Hurricane Katrina Over the long term the states are looking to build a modern passenger rail network with links between New Orleans and Baton Rouge to the north Houston to the west Birmingham to the northeast and the Florida Panhandle to the east The proposed Texas T Bone high speed rail network would serve as a core for improved passenger rail service throughout the South Central region The T Bone network running from Dallas to San Antonio and east to Houston would serve fast growing metropolitan areas with more than 15 million residents Additional connections would include high speed service between Texas Oklahoma City and Tulsa and an eventual high speed rail connection with Little Rock The rapidly growing Southwest trails other regions in planning for high speed rail but has several potential corridors for new service including potential lines serving Denver Colorado s Front Range Phoenix Tucson and Las Vegas The Midwest already has extensive rail lines which states are seeking to modernize creating a regional network of efficient passenger rail routes with Chicago as the hub St Louis Kansas City Cleveland Detroit Milwaukee Madison and Minneapolis St Paul would all enjoy convenient connections with Chicago and each other with a revitalized regional rail system Building the system is estimated to create over 152 000 person years of work and 57 000 permanent jobs In the Pacific Northwest ridership on Amtrak s Cascades line between Eugene Portland Seattle and Vancouver B C has increased eight fold over the past 15 years Further improvements to the line will reduce travel time and add round trips attracting more than 3 million passengers a year and relieving congestion on crowded Interstate 5 California s high speed rail system one of the most comprehensive and modern networks planned in the United States will be a big step forward in addressing the state s problems with traffic and air pollution The network will provide the efficient travel between California s major cities that the state s large population and economy require with multiple trains per hour stopping in all of the state s largest cities and traveling at top speeds over 200 mph Recent investments in passenger rail have already paid off in higher ridership Over the last decade Amtrak ridership has increased by 26 percent with an additional 5 6 million passengers per year riding intercity rail Despite the economic downturn Amtrak served a record number of riders

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/reports/in/right-track (2016-04-29)
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  • NJPIRG | Together we can make change happen Student Chapters
    campus More 01 18 2012 Resource Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Toolkit Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Hunger Campaign Awareness Week on your campus More Pages first previous 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 next last Visit Our Blog NJPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Tweets by NJPIRGStudents Students in Action RSS Contact NJPIRG in Action DontFracktheD Get Involved Three million New Jerseyans get their drinking water from the Delaware Water Basin let s make sure the commission in charge of protecting the basin keeps fracking out So You Need Health Insurance Now What Get the Guide Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to health insurance To make the most of new choices protections and financial help you need good information Our guide can help you find quality coverage that won t break the bank Intern with NJPIRG Learn more and apply As an NJPIRG intern you ll learn skills and get valuable experience working on a campaign You ll learn how to build teams of volunteers organize events on campus and work with the media Jobs for graduating seniors Learn more and apply If you are ready to dig in and start solving the problems that confront our country consider a job with NJPIRG

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/home?page=17 (2016-04-29)
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  • NJPIRG | Together we can make change happen Student Chapters
    campaign on your campus More 01 18 2012 Resource Healthy Foods Project Packet Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the health foods campaign on your campus More Pages first previous 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 next last Visit Our Blog NJPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Tweets by NJPIRGStudents Students in Action RSS Contact NJPIRG in Action DontFracktheD Get Involved Three million New Jerseyans get their drinking water from the Delaware Water Basin let s make sure the commission in charge of protecting the basin keeps fracking out So You Need Health Insurance Now What Get the Guide Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to health insurance To make the most of new choices protections and financial help you need good information Our guide can help you find quality coverage that won t break the bank Intern with NJPIRG Learn more and apply As an NJPIRG intern you ll learn skills and get valuable experience working on a campaign You ll learn how to build teams of volunteers organize events on campus and work with the media Jobs for graduating seniors Learn more and apply If you are ready to dig in and start solving the problems that confront our country consider a job with NJPIRG

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/home?page=18 (2016-04-29)
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  • Our Leadership | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    the statewide board and the Chair of the Rutgers New Brunswick chapter Read more about Nick Jermer Julius Moye Campus Organizer 508 237 2280 Contact person by email Julius Moye is a campus organizer at the Rutgers New Brunswick Chapter Read more about Julius Moye Sam Poler Campus Organizer 704 787 2422 Contact person by email Sam Poler is the Campus Organizer for NJPIRG Student Chapters New Brunswick Read more about Sam Poler Kaitlyn Vitez Campus Organizer 908 894 0642 Contact person by email Kaitlyn is a campus organizer with NJPIRG Student Chapters at the Rutgers New Brunswick campus Read more about Kaitlyn Vitez Ed Mierzwinski National Consumer Program Director 202 546 9707 x314 Contact person by email Ed Mierzwinski is the national Consumer Program Director Read more about Ed Mierzwinski Dan Xie Organizing Director 732 247 8177 Contact person by email Dan Xie is the Organizing Director for NJPIRG Student Chapters Read more about Dan Xie About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/staff/nicole-allen (2016-04-29)
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  • News Releases | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    learning resources Read more about U S Department of Education Announces First Ever Open Education Adviser Position News Release U S PIRG Textbooks U S PIRG Joins 91 Organizations In Calling on White House to Open Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources Today U S PIRG along with a broad coalition of 91 education organizations institutions of higher education technology companies and foundations called on the White House to ensure federally funded educational materials are made freely available to the public as the administration develops an Open Government Partnership plan this fall Read more about U S PIRG Joins 91 Organizations In Calling on White House to Open Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources News Release Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution A report released today by the Student PIRGs shows that an alternative textbook model called open textbooks could save undergraduate students more than a billion dollar a year Read more about REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution News Release NJPIRG Students Textbooks NJPIRG Tackles Textbook Rip offs As students at Rutgers and across the country return to campus this fall textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists However a new open textbooks pilot program planned for Spring 2015 may alleviate how hard these costs hit students pocketbooks Read more about NJPIRG Tackles Textbook Rip offs Pages 1 2 3 4 5 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens

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  • Rutgers - New Brunswick | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    time campus organizers and a team of dedicated students working to run four winning campaigns this school year Find us on College Avenue Busch Livingston and Cook Douglass campuses We are excited to work with you Latest News 2012 Starts with a Win 01 04 2012 2012 has already brought a tremendous victory for students and families Today the President appointed Richard Cordray as the director of the new Consumer Financial More Legacy of Protecting Public Health from Threat of Nuclear Power 01 02 2012 Our Work to Protect the Public from the Cost and Public Health Threats Posed by Nuclear Power Building a Citizens Movement Calling for a Nuclear Free Future NYPIRG More Winning 11 18 2011 The Delaware River Basin Commission DRBC cancelled their vote in Trenton to allow dangerous gas drilling near the Delaware River where much of N J s drinking water More previous 4 of 7 next Rutgers New Brunswick Chapter Election 2015 Use Your Vote Raise Our Voice REGISTER TO VOTE Student Leaders Nick Jermer New Brunswick Chapter Chair State Board Chair Jordan Kizmann Vice Chair of Board and Taking Back Textbooks Coordinator Arielle Mizrahi Vice Chair of Chapter and Save ABX Coordinator About

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/new-brunswick?page=3 (2016-04-29)
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