On Monday, Oct. 1, Reconnecting America will release Are We There Yet? Creating Complete Communities for 21st Century America, a study measuring the performance of all 366 metropolitan areas in the United States toward creating complete communities.
Reconnecting America Project Director Chris Yake has been named to Mass Transit magazine's 2012 Top 40 Under 40 List of young professionals who have made significant contributions to the public transit industry.
Reconnecting America President & CEO John Robert Smith and Chief of Staff Allison Brooks have co-authored “Transit-Oriented Development Is Good Community Development,” which explores how, in this new era, we have the opportunity to redefine and build communities that are well supported by quality transportation systems and that will serve the life needs of today’s grandparents and tomorrow’s grandchildren.
Reconnecting America Policy Associate Sasha Forbes, who was one of the principal authors of Reconnecting America's report, "Putting Transit to Work in Main Street America: How Smaller Cities and Rural Places Are Using Transit and Mobility Investments to Strengthen Their Economies and Communities," has interviewed four people whose organizations were profiled in the report.
econnecting America today released an eight-page policy brief that makes the economic case for locating affordable housing near transit. The brief, entitled "Locating Aff ordable Housing Near Transit: A Strategic Economic Decision," explores the economic benefits of affordable housing and transit, the benefits of living near transit, and the efficiencies that come from bringing the two together.
Shortly after the opening of the Orange Line corridor extension to Chatsworth, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”) released the Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Sustainable Corridor Implementation Plan (CIP).
Reconnecting America President and CEO John Robert Smith welcomed the Department of Transportation's announcement of $500 million in funding for TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) 2012 grants across the country, especially in small towns and rural areas.
The Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD) and the Center for Cities & Schools (CC&S) at the University of California, Berkeley, today released "TOD 205 - Families and Transit-Oriented Development: Creating Complete Communities for All," the seventh in the Federal Transit Administration-sponsored series of reports explaining the best practices of transit-oriented development.
Reconnecting America and the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) today released a report that examines how smaller communities and rural regions are using transit and other mobility investments to revitalize their economies and connect residents to local and regional opportunities.