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October 4, 2012

Report provides insight on complete communities

Introduces the concept of "Opportunity Areas," which offer greater opportunities to walk, bike or take transit.


May 25, 2012

Report: Improving transit boosts rural communities

Reconnecting America and the Community Transportation Association of America’s "Putting Transit to Work in Main Street America," found that smaller communities are making a wide variety of transit investments, and these investments have had a positive impact on both the economy and the quality of life of residents.


June 15, 2011

Report: Most baby boomers to face poor mobility options

By 2015, more than 15.5 million Americans 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent, a new study shows.


January 4, 2011

New report lists TOD funding programs

Report released by Reconnecting America provides information on 41 programs, including 17 state-level, 15 regional and transit agency, and nine local programs


December 20, 2010

Center for TOD releases corridor planning guide

Explains how corridor planning can facilitate successful transportation outcomes and transit-oriented development (TOD). The book provides real-world development lessons and identifies the different implications for TOD associated with each type of transit corridor.


April 13, 2010

Center for TOD releases planning guide

Funded through a cooperative agreement between Reconnecting America and the Federal Transit Administration, the guide highlights best practices related to regulations, funding, information sharing and partnerships.


March 25, 2009

DOT, HUD team to promote sustainable communities

Agencies jointly funded a study by Reconnecting America's Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD) in 2007 that showed that cost of living was dependent on the costs of housing and transportation combined.


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