Reconnecting America Policy Director Sarah Kline, Program Director Catherine Cox Blair, Program Associate Kelley Britt and Policy Associate Sasha Forbes will be in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 3 to Oct. 6 for the annual meeting of the American Public Transportation Association.
Program Director Catherine Cox Blair, Program Associate Kelley Britt and Dena Belzer, president of Strategic Economics, are in Indianapolis on Sept. 3 presenting at a workshop on creating transit centered communities to a diversity of stakeholders including local and state elected officials, planners, transit staff and non-profits. The project is supported by the Kennedy School’s Municipal Innovation program.
Do you have an understanding of affordable housing and transit-oriented development principles and strategies? Can you identify policy strategies, particularly for federal reform in Congress and at Administration levels? Would you like to immerse yourself in research and writing with a focus on mixed-income housing and sustainable communities?
Reconnecting America has an immediate opening for a Policy Associate in its Washington, DC, office. The Policy Associate will work to elevate Reconnecting America’s overall presence in national research and policy-making forums on mixed-income housing located near transit, and work with other Reconnecting America staff to achieve adoption of transit and equitable TOD supportive policies and investments at the federal level in particular, but also at state and local level. The position reports to the Policy Director and works in close coordination with the policy team and other program areas of the organization.
Reconnecting America Program Director Catherine Cox Blair and Program Associate Bill Sadler will be in Phoenix July 23-24 for the EPA Building Blocks project with Valley Metro. Additional information about this place-based sustainability technical assistance is available here.
On May 25, Reconnecting America's LINK team will present a pair of educational modules at the American Public Transportation Association Bus & Paratransit Conference in Memphis. Program Director Catherine Cox Blair and Program Associate Kelley C. Britt will present a module entitled "Transit Oriented Development -- TOD 101 Training: Understanding the basic TOD principles is critical when planning and implementing a transit system" and another module entitled, "Transit Oriented Development -- Corridor Planning and TOD: Partnerships for corridor planning." The LINK program -- Leadership, Innovation, Networks, Knowledge -- is part of Reconnecting America's Education efforts.
Reconnecting America President and CEO John Robert and Program & Policy Associate Alia Anderson will be attending the American Public Transportation Association Annual Conference and Expo in New Orleans from October. 3-5.
Policy Associate G. Sasha Forbes was invited Feb. 22 to address a Transforming Communities class at American Univeristy in Washington, DC, on topic of transportation equity and affordable housing. The class is part of the university's Washington Semester Program. The Transforming Communities track focuses on community and urban social change.
CTOD, led by Reconnecting America staff, just completed recently completed the latest in its 200 series TOD guidebooks in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration. “Transit Corridors and TOD: Connecting the Dots” highlights recent TOD experience along corridors throughout the country and provides a series of recommended strategies for maximizing the TOD potential of transit corridors.