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Tag Archives: Transit Oriented Development

February 6, 2017
February 5, 2017
Utah Bill Would Ban Transit Oriented Development
Salt Lake Tribune

The Utah Transit Authority would be forced to change how its board members are chosen, face a ban on new “transit-oriented development” deals and be required to improve how it listens to the public under a bill introduced in the Legislature on Friday.

MARTA Cancels Brookhaven Development
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

MARTA has canceled a commercial and residential development at its Brookhaven transit station amid a rift with the city about financing for of the project.

February 2, 2017
February 1, 2017
Cities, Burbs Require Too Much Parking Near Transit
Washington Post

Auto-centric standards and zoning requirements have led to too much parking being built around transit stations, leaving many parking spaces empty and wasting valuable land that could be better used, according to a study released Tuesday by Smart Growth America.

January 31, 2017
Parking Requirements for Transit-Oriented Developments
Transportation For America

The oversupply of parking around transit — usually at the direction of outdated engineering guidelines — takes up valuable land, raises the cost of development, and misses key opportunities.

January 24, 2017
Jobs Doubled Along Cleveland’s New BRT Corridor
Cleveland Plain-Dealer

The number of jobs nearly doubled along Euclid Avenue following completion of the bus rapid transit HealthLine in 2008, according a new study released by the Center for Population Dynamics at Cleveland State University.

January 17, 2017
January 12, 2017
Housing, Jobs Pop Up Along D.C.’s Green Line
Greater Greater Washington

The Green Line is an economic engine in the Washington region, attracting jobs, housing, retail, and young people, says a new report. It’s a great example of how important public transit and transit-oriented development are to economic growth in our cities.

January 10, 2017
TOD Provides Fiscal Benefits for Local Governments
Urban Land Institute

The study of nearly 10,000 TOD and nonTOD apartment units within the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metropolitan region concluded that transit-oriented development (TOD) is a responsible fiscal choice for local governments and can save them money.

December 14, 2016
December 1, 2016
November 29, 2016
Suburbs Seeking Transit Trying to Keep Housing Affordable
Washington Post

D.C.’s Metro developments are part of a larger public-private effort to address what has traditionally been a more urban problem: how to prevent the benefits of transit-oriented living from going primarily to the well-to-do — and pricing out the people it’s most intended to serve.

November 28, 2016
November 15, 2016
November 13, 2016
November 6, 2016
Could Developers Help Save the D.C. Metro
Washington Post

Some of Washington’s most accomplished real estate developers on Monday announced a new company that one described as a “true powerhouse.” Although the properties are spread across the region, one characteristic unites them. Almost every one is within a half-mile of a Metro station.

Wilshire Boulevard Could Help Transform Car-Friendly L.A.
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles built Wilshire Boulevard as a majestic path for the automobile, and perhaps no place reflected that grandeur more than the Miracle Mile. Now, with high-rises, mixed-use buildings, and a light rail line, Wilshire could signify the beginning of a different L.A.

Transit-Oriented Development in Future Cities
International Journal of Urban Sciences (abstract)

In this paper, a two-level sustainable mobility strategy for future cities is suggested and the potential key role of transit-oriented development (TOD) is discussed with reference to both the internal and external movements of people.

October 25, 2016
DART Sees $200M Opportunity in a Parking Lot
Dallas Morning News

“There aren’t many 11-acre tracts south of Northwest Highway on U.S. Highway 75 to take advantage of,” DART President Gary Thomas said. “Mockingbird Station, I would suggest, is at the northern edge of Uptown’s growth right now.”

October 24, 2016
Does Metro Serve the Densest Parts of D.C.?
Greater Greater Washington

The maps below show where DC’s most densely-populated pockets are, as well as where its Metro stops are. It turns out they aren’t always the same places, or in other words, DC isn’t building enough around transit.


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