Tag Archives: Transit-Oriented Development

How Los Angeles Is Planning for More Transit-Oriented Development

Los Angeles’s primary focus in recent years has been a rapid expansion of light rail. But the added transit service has done little to ease L.A.’s traffic congestion, which remains among the worst in the country. Moving forward, the transit system is looking more at “transit-oriented communities,” and searching for new ways to connect and reach the people living in the single-family communities surrounding the city center. Read more... Read more

Webinar: Facilitating Historic Preservation through Transit-Oriented Development

Join the Transportation Research Board for the release of a new Guide to Facilitate Historic Preservation through Transit-Oriented Development. Speakers include the project’s research investigators as well notable developers who are leaders in historic preservation in infill Transit Oriented Development. This webinar will provide useful tools for transportation planners, historic preservationists and anyone interested in this topic. Register now... Read more

Rail~Volution Conference

Rail~Volution is the place to engage in discussions with change makers and influencers, share ideas and breakthroughs, frustrations and inspiration, about building livable communities with transit. Join the conference to connect and expand your network with leaders in the public transportation, transit-oriented development, placemaking and community development fields.October 9 – 12 in San Francisco, California. Learn more and register... Read more

How TOD Is Fueling Growth in Southern Dallas

Southern Dallas, which was physically and economically separated from downtown after the construction of Interstate 30 in the 1960s, is undergoing a renaissance focused on transit-oriented development (TOD). Dallas-based developers are focused on revitalizing the “wrong side of the highway” with adaptive redevelopment of historic buildings and new construction of hotels, apartments, lofts, offices, restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Read more... Read more

If You Build It, Will They Have to Leave?

A team of researchers at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has created an interactive mapping tool to help community leaders better understand the effects of new light-rail and subway projects and related developments — especially on low-income communities. Researchers view the project as a resource to help communities and policymakers identify the pressures associated with development and figure out how to take more effective action to ensure that new construction isn’t always accompanied by current residents being priced... Read more

Wheat Ridge Planning to Turn its Lone Rail Stop into a Slice of Urban Living in the Suburbs

When you get only one rail station in FasTracks’ 122-mile transit system, you had better make it count. That’s what Wheat Ridge, Colorado, did when it made a zoning change that paves the way for a sizable multifamily housing development to go in next to the end-of-the-line station on the G-Line, which starts rolling in October. City manager Patrick Goff said it’s a rare chance to introduce a higher-density housing type — along with a more urban lifestyle — to... Read more

Americans Will Pay More to Live Near Transit

Fifty-five percent of Americans say they are willing to pay more for their mortgage or rent in order to get to work and recreational activities without having to use a car, a new study of transit-oriented developments by the HNTB Corp revealed. Millennials, in particular, show much more willingness to pay more each month than older Americans – 70 percent versus 49 percent. Read more... Read more
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