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HUD has tried to paint a picture nationwide that they are out there providing all the money and tools and administrative context, and the local agencies just aren’t getting it done.That’s sort of the perception they’ll try to sell to you, and I don’t think that’s accurate.

Richmond CA Mayor Tom Butt, San Francisco Chronicle

Tag Archives: Transit Oriented Development

August 22, 2017
August 15, 2017
August 14, 2017
August 13, 2017
August 6, 2017
Hong Kong Can Teach China Rail, TOD
South China Morning Post

Metropolises in China are rapidly transforming based on the concept of transit-oriented development, with Hong Kong’s MTR seen as the benchmark.

July 27, 2017
TransitCenter’s City to Watch: Dallas

Dallas’ transit agency, DART, may be poised to change its decades-long priority of building suburban rail at the expense of city transit service.

July 26, 2017
The Density-Frequency Guarantee in Seattle
The Urbanist

Recently, Seattle has made progress expanding its frequent service network and shifting from the old hub-and-spoke model to a frequent grid. But for trips requiring transfers or without frequent service nearby, infrequent routes are a frustrating limiting factor.

July 23, 2017
July 16, 2017
Nashville’s Transit Plan a Boon for Real Estate Markets
The Tennessean

The $6 billion transit plan includes bus rapid transit, bus-on-shoulder, commuter rail service between cities and, for the first time, light rail in Nashville. The plan would be implemented over 25 years if voters approve funding.

L.A.’s Fastest-Rising Home Values Along Metro’s Crenshaw Line
L.A. Weekly

Since the Metro began construction on the Crenshaw Line in January 2014, the highest rate of increase in home values citywide has occurred in areas of South L.A. immediately adjacent to the light-rail line, according to data compiled by the real estate website Trulia.

July 12, 2017
July 7, 2017
Google Broadens It’s San Jose Footprint
Mercury News

Google ally Trammell Crow has widened the footprint for a future transit village in downtown San Jose with a purchase of a large industrial site across from the Diridon train station.

July 5, 2017
June 25, 2017
When Will Charlotte’s Streetcar Finally Spur Promised Development?
Charlotte Observer

Two years ago, Charlotte’s streetcar carried its first passengers and brought the hope that it would eventually spark new development in areas that had been overlooked, particularly near Johnson C. Smith University. But when will that finally happen?

June 18, 2017
Google’s San Jose Renewal Plan Centers on Transit
San Jose Mercury News

Google’s plan to build a massive transit-centered village in downtown San Jose could provide a new model for the design of sprawling tech campuses by addressing one of the Bay Area’s biggest headaches: commuters sitting in seemingly endless traffic jams.

June 8, 2017
India’s Potential Opportunity for Transit-Oriented Development
The City Fix

After eight years of deliberation to streamline such irregularities, India’s landmark Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA), which was notified by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in 2016, became fully operational on May 1, 2017.

June 6, 2017
May 25, 2017
Attitudes Toward Transit-Oriented Development
Journal of Transport Geography (abstract)

The question addressed here is how, if at all, TOD and TOD-proximate residents’ perceptions of the benefits and shortcomings of TOD are perceived and addressed by professionals involved with TOD planning and development.

May 24, 2017


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