Transit/transit-oriented dev.

On transit and transit-oriented development (TOD)

How a 'red state' has embraced smart growth

Through its nongovernmental Envision Utah process, the Beehive State has cut pollution, water use, vehicle miles traveled per capita, and land consumption since the turn of the millennium. 

Bye, bye 'collector,' hello 'avenue'

LA's new Mobility Plan 2035 replaces auto-centric thoroughfare designations with new urban terms.

A model for transit-oriented revitalization

Once a railway coal siding and more recently a full city block of asphalt surface parking, North Philadelphia’s Paseo Verde now provides affordable, high quality, sustainable housing for a range of income levels.

Streetcars still engines of economic development

The impact of streetcars on neighborhoods, development, and commercial districts has come up in several reports that I have come across recently.

Tysons Corner: Big Asphalt is the problem

Tysons Corner, Virginia, is falling short of initial transit ridership projections for Washington Metro's Silver Line, and the blame rightly zeroes in on lack of walkability.

Dallas-Fort Worth is a laboratory for placemaking

The region is at a crossroads between Texas-sized sprawl and connected, walkable neighborhoods. Every national issue on land use and transportation is playing out in DFW and will be debated at CNU.

Multimodal station and plan spur town’s revival

Uptown Station in Normal, Illinois—the first TIGER project to break ground four years ago—spurred impressive growth in transit and mixed-use private downtown investment.

NYC passes tax-free transit benefits bill

New Yorkers already spend less money on transportation by driving less and using transit more—now more of them will get a tax break for commuting via transit. 

How to reduce vehicle pollution and save money globally

New report: More than $100 trillion in public and private spending could be saved between now and 2050 if the world were to expand public transportation, walking and bicycling.

Major transit-oriented project advances in Atlanta suburb

A form-based code is approved for the City of Doraville’s town center and former GM factory.

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