Today’s Headlines

  • Can Life Cycle Budgeting Reduce Infrastructure Costs? (The Hill)
  • Palin: America Should Ditch All Energy Subsidies (Politico)
  • Sec. LaHood Aims to Defuse Standoff Over Dulles Metro Stop (WaPo)
  • Return of Intercity Rail Spurs Development in New England (Mass Live)
  • Bike Share Stats for Toronto Looking Better and Better (Blog TO)
  • Big Four Could Offer the Boost the Transpo Bill Needs (TT)
  • “SMART Act” Favors American Transit Makers (National Journal)
  • Here’s How Transit Operators Can Attract — and Keep — Riders (Embarq)

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A New Blueprint for Streets That Put Transit Front and Center

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The National Association of City Transportation Officials has released a new design guide to help cities prioritize transit on their streets. How can cities integrate bus rapid transit with protected bike lanes? How can bus stops be improved and the boarding process sped up? How should traffic signals be optimized to prioritize buses? The Transit Street Design Guide goes into greater […]

It’s OK to Build Transit-Oriented Development Before Transit

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Which should come first: transit or transit-oriented development? Streetsblog San Francisco reported Monday that residents of Mountain View, California, are trying to figure out how to accommodate thousands of tech employees without overwhelming local transportation infrastructure. One-fourth of all workers in Mountain View travel to and from an office district that houses Google, LinkedIn, and […]

How Would You Define Transit-Oriented Development?

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It’s a welcome sign of progress that developers are beginning to shift towards building more walkable, mixed-use projects. Of course, now that more builders recognize the value of transit-oriented development, the term is vulnerable to exploitation. Tools like Walk Score and Abogo can help consumers find walkable places to live with good transit options, but […]

Study: Homes Near Transit Were Insulated From the Housing Crash

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If you live close to a transit station, chances are you’ve weathered the recession better than your friends who don’t. Your transportation costs are probably lower, since you can take transit instead of driving. Transit-served areas are usually more walkable and bikeable too, multiplying your options. And while home values plummeted during a recession that […]

Today’s Headlines

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After Commuting Troubles This Week, How Will “Mass-Transit Super Bowl” Pan Out? (Bloomberg) Meanwhile, Next City Dismisses the Transit Anxieties Atlanta Mayor Says State, Not City, to Blame for Snowjam (The Hill) Don’t Blame the Snow or the Politics — Blame the Car-Dependency (Gizmodo) Feds Put $25M Toward Green Buses (Earth Techling) More and More, Cyclists Brave the […]

Today’s Headlines

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Transit-Oriented Development Planning Grants Awarded to 21 Communities (Transportation.gov) Ferguson Commission Report Recommends Better Transit, Among Other Interventions (Reuters) Can Signs Advertising Nearby Destinations Encourage Walking? (Livability.com) Seattle Transit Riders Union Pushing for Business Subsidies for Bus Service (NextCity) Uber Could Be the First to Test Completely Driverless Cars in Public (IEEE Spectrum) Suburban Twin Cities Resident […]