Research about the link between employment location and ridership goes back all the way to 1977’s Public Transportation and Land Use Policy. And while dense downtowns have always been focal points for transit service, much of the TOD literature and discussion until a few years ago has been focused on housing.
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In St. Paul’s eastern suburb of Oakdale, MN, the future Gold Line bus rapid transit project has motivated developers to rethink plans for a run-of-the-mill office park on a vacant 30-acre site.
The North Tryon rail yard in uptown Charlotte, NC offers a chance to dream big and think about urban design and street plans for brand new development. Often without street networks or infrastructure, rail yard redevelopment beams with potential.
In an effort to alleviate high housing prices by increasing supply, a bill filed by a California State Senator would allow building height increases, eliminate parking minimums, and nix restrictive design standards for new residential buildings within a quarter-mile of a high-frequency bus transit corridor and a half-mile of a major transit stop.
We’re proud to announce the launch of Building Better Communities with Transit, a monthly podcast series about transit-oriented development and how it improves communities across America.
After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, which includes 300,000 flooded cars, Houston, Texas is beginning to rethink its transportation and land use priorities.
The largest share of emissions in California and the country now come from the transportation sector. To address the emissions, the City of San Diego recently developed a tool to help planners determine where and what kind of development should occur to reduce single occupant vehicle use and vehicle miles traveled (VMT) — two key contributors to overall transportation emissions.
Public agencies in the Seattle region are working to address a growing crisis of housing affordability while also trying to ensure that a wave of new transit investments don’t just benefit those with higher incomes.
Commuter rail stations throughout the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region offer convenient access to quality, high-paying jobs. Yet the land immediately surrounding many of these stations is still underutilized with low-density development, according to a new report from the Regional Plan Association (RPA).
A forthcoming commuter rail service line between New Haven, CT and Springfield, MA is injecting new life into often forgotten portions of the Northeast region. The Hartford line, scheduled to launch in May 2018, is part of a larger partnership among the State of Connecticut, Amtrak, and the Federal Railroad Administration. The program will eventually facilitate passenger rail expansion to New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Montreal.