Podcast

Building Better Communities with Transit

Building Better Communities with Transit is a monthly podcast series about transit-oriented development and how it improves communities across America.

This podcast taps into a growing wealth of expertise with building around transit stations or along transit corridors. Interviews share community successes with TOD, highlighting development near transit of all shapes and sizes—heavy rail, bus and everything in between.

Once a month, podcast host Jeff Wood invites experts to discuss ways communities can catalyze economic growth by encouraging development around transit stations. Jeff and his guests will discuss developing local policies that encourage TOD, engaging the public, securing sources for funding, successful community experiences, and other topics.

The podcast is intended to provide more support to communities and local leaders who are working to catalyze new development around transit, give more people access to public transportation, increase access to opportunity, and build robust local economies.

Reconnecting Somerville with Transit

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This month, we’re joined by Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone on Building Better Communities with Transit to learn about how the Green Line Extension is transforming the city by reconnecting it with high-capacity rail transit.

Albuquerque investing in place

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In this month’s episode of Building Better Communities with Transit, we connect with a planner who helped bring high-quality bus rapid transit to Albuquerque. ART, as the new line is called, is just one project but it forms a frequent and reliable backbone for Albuquerque’s entire transportation system.

Decarbonize the city, a few blocks at a time

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Today, we’re releasing the second episode of Building Better Communities with Transit: “Decarbonize the city, a few blocks at time.” This month we explore a new smart city concept taking shape in Denver, CO: Peña Station Next.