Topic : walkable communities

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Study finds untapped development potential around MBTA rail stations

Rail| April 24, 2018

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

Strong local leadership key to successful transportation systems

Government Issues| March 28, 2017

A new handbook draws on examples from over thirty cities and outlines nearly two dozen policies and strategies that mayors and transportation agency leaders can use to improve urban transportation.

Management & Operations| July 12, 2016

Frequent, fast service is top factor for transit success, report says

Transit agencies should strive to grow all-purpose riders, who take transit regularly for multiple purposes, as they are the most reliable and financially efficient customers to serve.

Government Issues| September 14, 2015

[Video] Step it Up! Help Make Our Communities Walkable

This whiteboard animation video highlights that walking can be an easy form of physical activity that fosters social connections and shows how we can all join the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy and get involved to make our communities more walkable. Learn more at http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/. Published on Sep 9, 2015

Sustainability| March 31, 2015

Video: L.A. and N.Y. DOT chiefs discuss transportation infrastructure innovations

Seleta Reynolds and Janette Sadik-Khan discuss innovative changes for transportation infrastructure in major cities, including ways to make urban streets more friendly for people who walk, roll, bike, ride transit and drive. Seleta Reynolds is general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, where she oversees an annual budget of $526 million and leads the day-to-day operations of 2,000 employees managing more than 6,500 miles of streets, 35,000 parking meters, and the most advanced traffic signal system in the country. Reynolds is responsible for implementing Great Streets for Los Angeles, a plan to reduce traffic fatalities, double the number of people riding bikes, and expand access to integrated transportation choices. Janette Sadik-Khan served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) from 2007-2013, where she implemented an ambitious program to improve safety, mobility and sustainability, and ensure a state of good repair on the city’s roads, bridges and ferries. At Bloomberg Associates, she works with mayors around the world to reimagine and redesign their cities with innovative projects that can be developed quickly and inexpensively.

Bus| July 18, 2013

More transportation options can cut congestion, costs, report says

Increasing transit round-trip work commutes by four days (or eight trips) each month can reduce driving costs by 14 to 26%.
Bus| November 19, 2009

Report: Smart growth could save Calif. $31B, cut GHGs

Of four regions studied, the Bay Area is saving the most on transportation costs due to its smart growth communities, with Los Angeles coming in a close second.

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