This webinar originally aired Oct. 16 and was the second of two sessions offered by Reconnecting America as part of Transportation for America's technical assistance program for the MAP-21 Implementation project. In this session, MAP-21 subgrantees learned about the benefits, best practices, and collaborative strategies for developing regional transportation performance measurements in their advocacy for better planning at the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) and state levels. The session focused on:
How regions can develop performance measures that relate to state and federal goals,
How regions can collaborate with states to set goals and measures for the region's livability and multi-modal transportation options, and,
How regions are actively measuring transportation progress and demonstrating it to the public.
This video is from the August 14 webinar.
Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are critical sustainability partners and play an important role in planning and programming federal and state transportation funds. Current federal surface transportation legislation, referred to as MAP-21, includes several provisions that allow regions to advance sustainability projects such as transit-oriented development (TOD), bicycling and pedestrian trails, joint development, placemaking, and complete street policies, among other investments. This webinar explores provisions within federal transportation funding that regions can use now to begin implementing their sustainability plans. The mysteries behind acronyms such as CMAQ, STPP, TIP and TAP are revealed, including how these can each be used to support sustainability investments. Examples of MPOs utilizing the authority and flexibility within were shared, together with examples of how state and local funding are also being tapped to…
Slides used in the video are available below.
Transit planning is well underway, lines have been built, but what more can partners do to leverage the potential of their networks to support transit-oriented districts and economic development goals? How can we ensure that new investment and development actually leverage our transit assets? What strategies will address equity issues like risk of displacement or training residents near transit for the jobs that transit connects? And how does one answer these questions for the tens, if not hundreds of stops in a transit system?
This webinar highlights an approach that many regions are taking to answer these difficult questions: the Regional TOD Strategy. Experts from the Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Seattle regions discussed their experiences with developing, communicating and implementing regional TOD strategies that are grounded in an implementation, place-based typology approach that prioritizes station areas for different types of…
Small and rural communities across the country are implementing transit projects that are making an impact on their economy and quality of life for their citizens. Communities are implementing projects that catalyze private and public investment, developing partnerships to improve transit service, and enhancing connections between people and jobs and essential services. Using transit investments, rural America is creating stronger and healthier communities. Our webinar will give an overview of our recent report "Putting Transit to Work in Main Street America" and offer two case studies of transit investments in Vermont and Maine.
The Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD) wrapped up the Federal Transit Administration-sponsored webinar series launched last year in June with a webinar on joint development last month that attracted more than 200 participants.
The Center For Transit-Oriented Development held a webinar on "Making Joint Development Work: Perspectives from the Federal, Transit Agency and Business Roles." The webinar was co-sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration and the American Public Transportation Association.
This webinar presented research from the Center for Transit-Oriented Development analyzing the potential of TOD to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Planning scenarios for four regions were examined to contrast the GHG reduction potential of compact urban development near transit stations vs. business as usual development. Also, Mike McKeever of Sacramento Area Council of Governments and Tina Hodges at the Federal Transit Administration shared their experience on GHG reduction through transportation and land use planning.