Topic : TOD

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MBTA opens first new station in 27 years

Management & Operations| September 3, 2014

Assembly is the first new MBTA subway station to be opened since the southern portion of the Orange Line was moved from the Washington Street Elevated Line to the Southwest Corridor in 1987.

MARTA expanding rail station concessions

Management & Operations| August 8, 2014
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.
Bus| 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.
Management & Operations| 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.
October 15, 2013

Transportation funding and service cuts affect more than just riders

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?
Bus| 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.
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.

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