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Creating and Maintaining Sustainable 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 modules are applicable to a diversity of regions. We developed these modules to be flexible and adaptable to a variety of transit modes” said Catherine Cox Blair, Program Director of LINK.

According to Reconnecting America President and CEO John Robert Smith, “These modules are a significant step in educating a broader audience about the importance of transit-oriented development in building sustainable communities.”

“APTA is pleased to have worked with Reconnecting America to develop useful and informative modules for our members,” said APTA President William Millar. “These will help advance understanding in this important area.

These modules are also available on the APTA website.

Below are slideshows with speaker notes from each module: