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August 8, 2014

MARTA expanding rail station concessions

The new initiative will include food, beverage and specialty retail offerings at select rail stations that will expand and enhance MARTA’s existing beverage and snack vending program that was launched in 2010.


July 22, 2014

MARTA developing real estate as way to generate revenue, riders

The agency has pushed forward with plans to develop under-used parking lots at three stations into mixed-use commercial and residential buildings.


January 29, 2014

Studies tout Dallas light rail's impact

One study found that DART’s capital spending on light rail was almost $5.63 billion, or $4.7 billion in inflation-adjusted 2013 dollars. During that time, the expansion generated $7.4 billion in regional economic activity. Meanwhile, TOD investment has totaled $5.3 billion since the system's 1996 debut.


August 22, 2013

TOD tips offered by U. of Minn. report

A key finding revealed a pent-up demand for transit access in the Twin Cities metropolitan region. Suggestions for encouraging TOD included fostering collaboration between groups that already have shown an interest in transit-accessible locations.


May 8, 2013

Report: Chicago rail TOD lags behind other cities

Center for Neighborhood Technology recommends creating transit-oriented development zones, preserving affordable housing, matching jobs and transit, and providing alternatives to car ownership.


April 26, 2013

Fort Worth opens bus transit center

The Sierra Vista Transit Plaza will serve four routes that together have an annual ridership of nearly 800,000. Its unique urban village-style features include four large bus shelters with colorful glass panels, roofs and benches.


April 18, 2013

Chicago awarded $30M HUD grant for loan program

Aims to make it easier for entities interested in developing real estate to receive low-interest loans, if the projects are within proximity — defined in most cases as within a half-mile — of transit lines.


April 11, 2013

Report: Equitable TOD creates better communities

Identifies the systemic challenges of developing and financing equitable TOD projects and offers concrete national and regional capital and policy ideas to grow the sector.


December 24, 2012

Sound Transit approves increased TOD policy

Increased focus on TOD opportunities will span all phases of planning, constructing and operating regional transit expansions, including the up to 36 additional miles of light rail expansions approved through the 2008 Sound Transit 2 measure.


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.


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