The Center for Transit-Oriented Development released its "Performance-Based Transit-Oriented Development Typology Guidebook,” a hands-on tool for identifying the different conditions that exist around transit stations and determining how that influences performance on a range of metrics.
In October, HUD and DOT announced the finalists of the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning (SCRPG), Community Challenge, and TIGER II planning awards. Reconnecting America staff has been busy reviewing successful and unsuccessful applications for innovative ideas, common themes and unique concepts. We have also compiled a list of finalists of all the awards with descriptions of the proposed activities.
Reconnecting America President and CEO John Robert Smith commended the Obama administration for the $2.4 billion in grants announced today for the development of high-speed and inter-city passenger rail corridors in the United States.
Reconnecting America President and CEO John Robert Smith applauded today's award of nearly $600 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) II construction and planning grants.
The Center for Transit-Oriented Development (launched a first-of-its-kind web database to provide access to comprehensive information about more than 4,000 transit zones across the United States. The web tool will help developers, investors, and city officials make planning decisions that take advantage of development opportunities around transit nodes. The TOD Database, available at toddata.cnt.org
Reconnecting America applauded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) award of nearly $100 million in historic Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grants. The program is part of an unprecedented partnership announced last year between HUD, the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency.
President Obama renewed the call for investment in our nationʼs infrastructure, bringing with him the voices of a bipartisan group of governors, mayors, and policy experts to underscore the urgency of action. The Miller Center for Public Affairsʼ Bipartisan Conference, led by former Secretaries of Transportation Norman Mineta and Samuel Skinner, and the Council of Economic Advisors along with the Department of Treasury, set the groundwork for this discussion with recently released analyses of investment options. The Obama Administration laid out the contours of a proposal designed to deliver concrete benefits to the American people.
The Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD) released an updated version of the Mixed-Income Transit-Oriented Development Action Guide website. The online MITOD Action Guide at MITOD.org is designed to help local jurisdictions, planners and other stakeholders develop strategies to encourage mixed-income transit-oriented development (TOD) around planned transit stations.