The Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. from Jan. 12-16, 2020. Click here for more information. The following article originally appeared on The Transport Politic. It is reposted here with permission. It’s been a busy decade for many cities throughout the U.S. From coast to coast, they’ve been building up […]
The suburbanization of jobs in Indianapolis has put more and more entry-level positions far from the urban transit network - out of reach, in other words, for many people without advanced degrees who need those jobs. But to their credit, suburban employers and local governments have been working together to make the best of this situation.
Darin Givens is frustrated with how Atlanta is planning for the future. “We don’t feel like the city is building transit that fits needs, or places that fit transit,” says the founder of local advocacy site Thread ATL. “You see nodes of density nowhere near transit, located nowhere near a MARTA station or a regular MARTA bus. We’re not matching development and transit.”
With more American cities raising impressive sums to expand transit, the question of how to invest effectively is increasingly essential. So far, few places have hit on a policy combination that makes transit more useful to more people. To help cities "get transit right," Streetsblog is launching a new series about which transit strategies are working and which are not.