Reconnecting America today released an updated version of its Jumpstarting the Transit Space Race interactive map, which documents the national interest in fixed-guideway transit. The fresh data show demand for transit development is even greater than when the first Space Race report was released in October 2008.
Reconnecting America and its partners in Mile High Connects recently released the Denver Regional Equity Atlas, which maps how current and future transit service can connect people to opportunities throughout the region.
Calling it a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the region,” an unprecedented local partnership of private, philanthropic and nonprofit leaders was joined by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock to outline how a smart expansion of Denver’s transit system can greatly increase access to opportunity and strengthen quality of life for all local residents, including low-income communities.
Reconnecting America today released four training modules created for and funded by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) that illustrate various principles of creating and maintaining sustainable communities. The modules created by Reconnecting America’s LINK (Leadership¸ Innovation, Networks, Knowledge) Team were presented at three APTA conferences with the goal of educating practitioners, public transit agencies, elected officials and other decision-makers.
The demand for transit across the US is growing, and more and more transit corridors are being built every year. In 2010, 106 regions had proposed over 600 transit projects, with estimated costs for two-thirds of those projects totaling $233 billion. This growing demand for transit has increased the need to understand how planning a transit corridor can result in not only successful transportation outcomes but also successful land use and equity outcomes.
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).
Please join us Tuesday July 19 at 2pm EST for the Center For Transit-Oriented Development webinar “Planning Equitable Corridors and Transit-Oriented Development.” This webinar session is sponsored by The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and is open to planners, practitioners, housing advocates, MPOs, local, state and federal DOT’s, transit agencies, sustainable communities grantees, advocates, as well as elected officials and other decision makers.
Abby Thorne-Lyman, Project Director at Reconnecting America and CTOD
Catherine Cox Blair, Program Director at Reconnecting America and CTOD, Denver Region
Jonathan Sage-Martinson, Director, Central Corridor Funders Collaborative, Twin Cities
Danyell Diggs, Red Line Coordinator, City of Baltimore
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