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.
California: Jerry Brown Excited About HSR Funding
Los Angeles Times
"It's a jobs creator, and thank God we got it," Gov. Jerry Brown said of funding for high speed rail, narrowly approved by the Legislature last week...
California: Vote Reveals Anti-HSR Faultline
California Governor Jerry Brown scored a razor-thin legislative victory on Friday when the California State Legislature voted to release…
While there are a lot of typologies created around rapid transit networks that only include rail in this country, that doesn't mean we can't plan land uses around frequent bus service. In fact, in this video below CTOD Director Sam Zimbabwe discusses (go ahead and click!, it's less than a minute of your time) the need to focus not on the transit technology but the transit service frequency when thinking about how to change land uses.
Continuing with the second video about Typologies, Sam Zimbabwe discusses what cities and regions need to think about before creating a typology. What are the goals? Is it affordable housing? Is it access? Increased development? Check out what Sam has to say, and stay tuned for more!
People have been grouping facts and figures since the dawn of time into specific types but when Transit Oriented Development (TOD) was first starting many folks thought that it was Manhattan or bust. Of course, that isn't the case but along the way the Center for TOD has developed a different way of thinking about how places along a transit corridor and in a transit region interact with each other and support regional growth and equity. In this film series, Sam Zimbabwe, Director of the Center for TOD discusses why typologies are an important part of the planning process. This is an introduction.
For more information on TOD typologies by the Center for TOD and other planning firms, visit our Typologies featured topic page.
Part 1: Why TOD Typologies
Part 2: What Do We Need to Think About?
Part 3: Can TOD…