Topic : economic development

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Streetcar systems in Portland, Seattle led to boost in development

Rail| November 28, 2018

Factors such as a healthy real estate market, available land, and development supportive zoning and other policies are key.

Milwaukee launches long-awaited streetcar service

Rail| November 5, 2018

Property taxes along the M-line route have already increased 28%, according to Mayor Tom Barrett.

Bus| September 10, 2018

New Flyer opens high-tech bus part fabrication facility in Ky.

The opening follows from New Flyer’s announcement in Nov. 2017 to invest $28 million in the state.

Rail| April 24, 2018

Study finds untapped development potential around MBTA rail stations

Vacant and underutilized land surrounding 13 Gateway City commuter rail stations could house up to 230,000 residents and 230,000 jobs.

Management & Operations| October 30, 2017

Capital Metro’s TOD Priority Tool to help region plan for growth

The free, online resource helps city officials, land developers, neighborhoods and others better understand the potential land-use options that surrounds its MetroRail and MetroRapid stations.

Government Issues| July 7, 2017

Profile: Christine Viña, Project Manager for Urban Design, VIA Metropolitan Transit

She is an ambassador for VIA and San Antonio, where she moved twenty years ago from Washington, D.C. to become executive director of the Southtown Urban Main Street Project. She started working for VIA almost nine years ago, when she accepted the position in project management and urban design.

April 26, 2017

How Streetcars are Meeting the Needs of Modern Cities

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood elements of modern streetcars is what they can offer a city, and in particular, what they can offer that other modes of transportation can’t.

Rail| April 20, 2016

Development booming along Minn. Metro's present, future rail lines

Metropolitan Council and St. Paul city officials reported in roughly two years of operation, there has been more than $4.2 billion in economic development along the Green Line, in addition to large investments on a future new rail line and extension.

Rail| August 12, 2015

[Video] Downtown Kansas City: Where Innovation Intersects with Opportunity

The streetcar system currently under construction in Kansas City is the new defining principle for Downtown's growth. Published on Jan 13, 2015

Management & Operations| June 25, 2015

Utah rail projects spur $225M value in local economy, study shows

Major companies including Adobe, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Overstock.com and Workday have made office location decisions based, in part, by proximity to the TRAX and FrontRunner stations.


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