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.
Oklahoma City: Streetcar Plans Scrutinized
The groundwork for a streetcar proposed for downtown Oklahoma City has come under scrutiny from several members of the city council...
Atlanta: Transit Plans Slowed, Not Stopped
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Despite this summer's failure of the regional T-SPLOST referendum, there's still one place where big new mass transit plans are cooking: the city of Atlanta...
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.
Blogosphere: Maryland Gov Not Able to Raise Gas Tax
Democratic Governor Martin O'Malley of Maryland was dealt a setback last week when the legislature failed to approve a revenue package that would have shored up funding for transportation projects...
Blogosphere: Developers Should Provide Sidewalks Too
Greater Greater Washington
Prince George's County, like many other jurisdictions, requires…
A new parking garage is going up at the Richmond BART station as part of a trend of building transit-oriented development near rapid transit stations. Work began Tuesday on a six-story parking garage that will free up space for construction of 100 homes at the station, reports Katherine Tam in the Contra Costa Times....
In this publication, we feature 10 representative transit-oriented developments that were recently built or are in the process of taking shape. We selected these to convey a sense of the diversity and appeal of this style of community-building enterprise, and to give an idea of why someone might choose to live or work in one of these locations. And, make no mistake, it’s the choosing that is most important. Notwithstanding all the substantial merits from a public policy point of view — transit- and land-use efficiency, air quality benefits, health advantages, energy savings and the like — TODs will succeed only when people freely choose to live in them. The urban and suburban dwellers who opt for TODs do so because the developments offer a practical, preferable, more environmentally friendly — and often more affordable — way to live and travel in our increasingly complex Bay Area.