Tag Archives: Transit

Why Studio T Square Steers its Practice Toward Transit-Oriented Projects

Studio T Square works under the leadership of three veteran architects, including Chek Tang, the company’s founding principal. The architecture, urban design and planning firm works on residential and commercial projects, but they specialize in “smart growth” and sustainability in their designs. In this article, Tang discusses his support for more transit-oriented development and the challenges the Bay Area faces in getting these projects built. Read more... Read more

Fast Track to Skyrocketing Real Estate Prices: The New Public-Transit Effect

New York City homeowner Tina Larsson watched for nearly a decade as a new subway station was built right across the street from her brick midcentury co-op on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The excavation blasts shook her walls and sent dust spewing into the air; the noise and disruption choked off business to once-busy restaurants and shops. Now, Larsson, 51, and many of her longtime neighbors, are finally ready to reap the real estate rewards. Read more... Read more

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

Rethinking First & Last Mile: Transit-Driven Complete Streets

Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and co-hosts Michael Baker International and the American Public Transportation Association for a webinar that will explore examples of how the Jacksonville Transportation Authority leveraged its transit system redesign to promote improved connectivity through Complete Streets. Speakers will rethink the concept of first mile/last mile on a granular scale, exploring what kinds of infrastructure are needed to provide safe, convenient transportation choices for transit-dependent communities. Register now... Read more

Suburban Sprawl is Out. Smart Growth, Redevelopment, Transit Stations are In

The Census Bureau recently released new municipal population estimates, and the data confirm that a transformation is indeed happening in New Jersey. A number of our urban and built-out municipalities have experienced growth since the recession. Built-out places – which also tend to be the more compact, walkable, and transit-accessible places – have reversed decades of stagnation and sometimes outright population loss, and are now the primary drivers of growth in the post-recession era. Read more... Read more

Atlanta’s Raising $2.5 Billion to Invest in Transit. Will It Be Money Well-Spent?

For many Atlantans, the problem with their transit system boils down to this simple fact: It’s too scarce. Over the next few years, this will become less so. Last November, the residents of the city endorsed a new, half-cent sales tax that will raise $2.5 billion for transit over 40 years. Still, there are many more decisions ahead that will determine whether Atlanta spends its transit revenue well or not. Read more... Read more

Transit Hubs: A Growing Lure for Developers

Rail stations, it turns out, are delivering much more than passengers to surrounding neighborhoods. Young workers who prefer to walk or take the train — rather than drive — to eat, work and shop are pushing up property values and reshaping the way developers approach their plans. Read more... Read more
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