In the wake of the 2008 economic downturn, Cleveland, Ohio, along with other former industrial US cites, faced severe financial difficulties. While a tough regional economy and shrinking population forced many of the surrounding cities to cut public services and reduce jobs in the public and private sectors, Cleveland managed to transform a modest $50 million investment in bus rapid transit into $5.8 billion in new transit-oriented development. By putting bus rapid transit (BRT) along a strategic corridor and concentrating government redevelopment efforts there, Cleveland managed to leverage $114.54 dollars of new transit-oriented investment for every dollar it invested into the BRT system, adding jobs and revitalizing the city center.
A growing number of American cities are promoting transit-oriented development1 (TOD) in order to combat congestion and other problems associated with sprawling, car-dominated suburban growth. Many are planning rail-based mass transit…
Two goals in TransLink’s Transport 2040 strategy are to have most trips in the Metro Vancouver, BC, region occur by walking, cycling and transit and to have the majority of jobs and housing in the region located along the Frequent Transit Network. To that end Translink has created a number of transit-oriented development documents. Four of those have been added to the Resource Center best practices.
A study that examines the history of transit transparency -- the release of transit schedules, routes and real-time feeds for third-party use -- has been added to the Resource Center best practices database.
The American Public Transportation Association will hold its 2013 Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop in San Francisco July 28-30. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and the San Francisco Bay Area Transportation District (BART) will host the event at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in Union Square.
TRANSPORTWill Central Corridor Lessons Transfer to Southwest
Twin Cities Finance and Commerce
Businesses along the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit line had to sue in federal court to get the Metropolitan Council to provide an estimate of how much revenue local establishments lost during the transit line's construction.
TRANSPORTNo Freeway in West Salt Lake May Be Best Choice
Salt Lake Tribune
A freeway to carry heavy traffic north and south though west Davis County has been on Utah Department of Transportation drawing boards for years. The agency is ready to release its draft environmental impact study and name its preferred route.