On January 31, 2012, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued its FY 2013 Annual Report on Funding Recommendations for the Capital Investment Grant Program. The Capital Investment Grant Program provides funding for new transit systems, or extensions to existing systems, including heavy rail, light rail, commuter rail, streetcars, bus rapid transit (BRT), and ferries. The Capital Investment Grant Program includes two categories of projects, referred to as New Starts and Small Starts. New Starts projects include requests of $75 million or more in Capital Investment Program funds or anticipate a total capital cost of $250 million or more. Small Starts projects include requests of less than $75 million in Capital Investment Program funds and anticipate a total capital cost of less than $250 million.
The total budget recommended for the Capital Investment Grant Program in the President’s FY 2013 budget is $2.235 billion. For New Starts, FTA recommended $1.932 billion…
Transit-oriented development, or TOD, is a type of community development that includes a mixture of housing, office, retail and/or other amenities integrated into a walkable neighborhood and located within a half-mile of quality public transportation. At Reconnecting America, we believe it is essential that TOD creates better access to jobs, housing and opportunity for people of all ages and incomes. Successful TOD provides people from all walks of life with convenient, affordable and active lifestyles and create places where our children can play and our parents can grow old comfortably.
Reconnecting America (@reconnecting) and its partners in the Center for Transit-Oriented Development were out at Rail~Volution in Washington, DC, Oct. 16-19. A full list of their workshops and seminars appears in the right sidebar.
Below are 1500 tweets from 2011 Rail~Volution in Washington, DC
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