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.
The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced on July 1, 2011, that it would offer a third round of the popular TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant program, which funds innovative, job-creating transportation projects. DOT is authorized to award $526.944 million through the program. At least $141 million of the program funds will be reserved for projects in rural areas. (See Reconnecting America’s blog post for general information on TIGER.)
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).
Looking for funding for a new project in your community? HUD, DOT, EPA, and several other agencies have made available millions of dollars in funding to support the planning and implementation of projects that promote sustainable communities. Funding is available for a variety of uses, including community planning, affordable housing finance, technical assistance, research, and capital infrastructure investments. To help you navigate the complex maze of opportunities, Reconnecting America has compiled a list of all upcoming programs and deadlines.
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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