Reconnecting America today released a series of reports that explore the opportunity for New Orleans and Baton Rouge to develop an integrated, regional transportation network that supports strong communities and improves opportunity for the residents and businesses of southern Louisiana. In the briefs, Reconnecting America makes the case for regional and "super regional" coordination on transportation and land use issues, arguing that when neighboring jurisdictions compete for jobs and new development or plan transportation systems that aren't complimentary, they perpetuate a cycle of regional congestion and wasteful spending. According to the reports, three key ingredients are needed to build a sustainable super region in greater Baton Rouge and New Orleans: new commuter rail service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans; improved local and regional transit within each of those regions, and; coordinated local investments and policies that support affordable, walkable transit-oriented…
The Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD) has released a report creating a strategy for implementing successful transit-oriented development along the West Corridor light rail line operated by the Regional Transportation District (RTD) and scheduled to open in 2013.
Reconnecting America and the Center for Transit-Oriented Development held their second in a series of webinars July 19, with attendees listening in to a discussion of “Planning Equitable Corridors and Transit-Oriented Development.” The webinar was sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
A new Center for Transit-Oriented Development report explores the merits of rethinking transit-oriented development in mature transit cities such as Pittsburg and the importance of maintaining transit services.
Reconnecting America and the Center for Transit-Oriented Development held their first in a series of webinars June 21, with 200 people listening in to a discussion of “Understanding Mixed-Income Transit-Oriented Development.” The webinar was sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
Over in Books and Reports you will find a pair of reports released today by the Center for Transit-Oriented Development that discuss the importance of connecting jobs to transit and which jobs, in particular, will be most responsive to locating near transit. And in Half-Mile Circles, Jeff Wood, who participated in the research for the reports, blogs about the need to make employment centers central factors in transit development decisions.
The Center for Transit-Oriented Development today released the Transit-Oriented Development Strategic Plan created for the Metro TOD Program in Portland, Oregon. In conjunction with the release, CTOD published a web page providing guidance on how the plan contents can be nationally applied.
Today (March 23) the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) – the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the San Francisco Bay Area – officially committed $10 million to the Bay Area Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing Fund (TOAH Fund). MTC's critical commitment to play the top-loss role in the fund has been instrumental in raising the additional capital. The fund will launch at the end of March with MTC’s $10 million matched by $40 million in foundation and private funding.