Topic : TOD

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Transportation funding and service cuts affect more than just riders

| October 15, 2013
Across the country, transit is experiencing record ridership growth. The increase in commuters is not only good for transit organizations’ revenue; proximity to train stations and transportation centers can boost property values for surrounding communities and spur new construction of transit-oriented developments, shopping centers and other businesses. But what happens to communities when the “T” in the TODs is no longer there?

TOD tips offered by U. of Minn. report

Bus| August 22, 2013
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.
August 21, 2013

Transit service planning vital to community, ridership growth

SEPTA’s service planners collaborated with developers of a new retail center to ensure that public transportation was incorporated into the site’s plans. Additionally, the agency’s planners worked with the public to add a bus route that provides safer access to a playground.
Rail| 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.
Rail| 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.
Rail| 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.
Bus| 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.
Bus| 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.
Bus| November 14, 2012

Pub Perspective: Greater Opportunities for TOD

Upon first glance, it might seem as if the new federal transportation law, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, was a setback for transit oriented development.
Bus| 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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