Reconnecting America's Abigail Thorne-Lyman, the director of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development, will be participating in a two-day TOD Business Plan Work Session in Sacramento on April 29-30. The purpose of the meeting will be to ensure a shared understanding of TOD, affordable housing, equitable TOD; understand current initiatives in the region around transit connectivity, compact growth, and equity, and other relevant concepts, and how they result to the objectives of this work; review current financing tools; and feed this information into next steps in the project.
In early 2011, Reconnecting America released the 2010 Inventory of TOD Programs and shortly after an interactive map detailing the local, regional and statewide programs that fund transit-oriented development plans and projects. Now, Reconnecting America has updated the map and the accompanying data, including information not previously published.
URBANISM & DESIGNA City Model During the Great War
Past Horizons reported the other week that "a large concrete terrain model on Cannock Chase, representing a section of the Great War battle of Messines Ridge, is to be excavated" by archaeologists later this year.
Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues. It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news.
Fort Worth: Value Capture Line Voted Down by Council
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The Fort Worth City Council voted down a resolution that would have supported still-undrafted state legislation facilitating the privately-backed 62-mile Cotton Belt commuter rail line connecting southwest Fort Worth to D/FW Airport and Plano or Richardson...
Orlando: Bill to Stop Buses from Stopping on Streets…
Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
Commentary: SF Must Prioritize Public Transit Funds
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco fancies itself a transit-first city. We encourage people to give up their cars. We reduce parking...
Blogosphere: Economic Benefits of Transit
Citizens for Modern Transit
One item should be top priority for any employer and the region: Transit. You may not ride transit, you may not know anyone who uses the bus or MetroLink;…