Tag Archives: Connectivity

Partnering with Lyft to Provide Connections to Transit

One of the 16 cities in T4America’s Smart Cities Collaborative, Centennial, CO, is a mid-sized suburb southeast of Denver that has light rail access to downtown Denver, but it’s difficult for many of the residents of Centennial to reach the stations from their homes. To help residents take advantage of this service, the city entered into a six-month partnership with Lyft to provide free rides between the Dry Creek light rail station and nearby homes within a 3.75 square-mile service... Read more

Need a Ride in Farm Country or in a Distant Exurb? How One Company Wants to Help

Getting a ride around town from a Lyft or Uber is common for urban dwellers. One company is trying to see if that model will translate to rural America. The goal of ride-sharing service Liberty Mobility Now is not to replace existing public transit systems or taxis, but to “fill in the gaps” and also build a customer base among passengers with special needs and pairing them with drivers trained to meet those needs. Read more... Read more

Access vs. Isolation: Preserving Rail Connectivity

As regional economies change over time, the demand for transportation facilities and services also evolves. This free webinar from the NADO Research Foundation will look at transportation impacts of the decline of coal production in Appalachia as an example to frame the issue of rail preservation for attendees from across in the nation, as well as within the Appalachian region. NADO will apply to offer 1 AICP CM credit for attending the webinar. Register now... Read more

Transit is Made for Walking

​ Walkability is one of the keys to high transit ridership, and yet much of the nation’s transit is located in low density, unwalkable places. As a result, the U.S. transit industry faces the need to create “first and last mile” connections to and from transit. Why is walking access to transit important? The easier it is for people to walk to public transportation, the more likely they are to use it. Read more... Read more

The Train Line That Brought the Twin Cities Back Together

Less than three years since the Green Line opened, it has smashed ridership forecasts by almost 50 percent and helped to revitalize stretches of University Avenue, an aging, formerly car-dominated thoroughfare, as new businesses open near the stations and longtime businesses attract new customers. Transit-dependent low-income and working-class people are commuting to jobs across the metro area, while new housing for professionals is springing up in an old industrial area. And the Twin Cities aren’t done. Read more... Read more

Using Active Transportation and CSS to Enhance Livability in Rural Communities and Small Towns

​This webinar from the Federal Highway Administration, in partnership with Project for Public Spaces and Sevatec, will highlight strategies to improve livability and connectivity in rural communities and small towns through collaborative efforts to create economic development opportunities, and promote multimodal accessibility. Register now... Read more
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