New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he won't return $271 million in federal funds for a canceled commuter-rail tunnel to New York, a decision that may cost the state $52,000 a week in interest... Read On
Reconnecting America's New Media Director/Chief Cartographer Jeff Wood is also something of a videographer. His most recent adventure found him at CNU19 in Madison, Wisconsin, armed with his iPhone camera and host of questions for the experts gathered at the annual event.
Hey ho, let's go, says Reconnecting America CEO Shelley Poticha, in the cover story about the growing national consensus that we need to rethink America's transportation investments. A separate article inside discusses the work of the Transportation for America coalition, which launched its Build for America initiative Oct. 15. In addition to a summary of recent news items, the newsletter also offers a look at recent and pending publications from Reconnecting America and Center for Transit-Oriented Development.
Today, Reconnecting America officially launched its new website at www.reconnectingamerica.org. In addition to all of the content from the previous website, the new site includes a number of enhancements and improvements.
Reconnecting America is a national nonprofit that integrates transportation and community development
Reconnecting America advises civic and community leaders on how to overcome community development challenges to create better communities for all. Reconnecting America develops research and innovative public policy, while also building on-the-ground partnerships and convening players needed to accelerate decision-making.
A team led by Reconnecting America has won a competitive contract to assist communities that have received Sustainable Communities Grants. The Reconnecting America team was one of eight chosen by the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help existing federal grantees work together to solve common problems.
Inside Reconnecting America's Winter 2008 newsletter: read how property near transit is holding its value in the downturn; review a TCRP study that finds TOD Reduces Car Trips By 50 Percent; ULI Says TOD A Best Bet in '08; learn how using typologies can simplify complex planning decisions, explore TOD and Climate Change