Topic : economic development

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Cleveland RTA's economic impact to community totals $322M per year

Management & Operations| March 14, 2019

The annual savings to passengers who choose to ride RTA rather than use their own transportation is $51.8 million.

Streetcars not a guarantee to bolster economic development: Study

Rail| February 13, 2019

Factors such as a healthy real estate market, land availability, and development-supportive zoning also need to be present.

Rail| November 28, 2018

Streetcar systems in Portland, Seattle led to boost in development

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

Rail| November 5, 2018

Milwaukee launches long-awaited streetcar service

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.

Rail| May 15, 2017

Detroit's QLine streetcar system launches

The $142 million streetcar system championed by Penske is expected to host 5,000 to 8,000 riders per day.

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.

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