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January 2014

Detroit, get ready for transit-oriented development

Nina Ignaczak | Model D Media All around the Motor City, people are starting to talk transit. In 2013, M-1 Rail broke ground along Woodward in Detroit, work commenced to speed up the Pontiac-to-Chicago Amtrak line, talk of an Ann-Arbor... Continue Reading →

Embracing density – Keeping urban sprawl in check beneficial to everyone

Brent Bellamy | Winnipeg Free Press It has been a difficult time for Winnipeg's infrastructure. Our water periodically looks, but certainly doesn't taste, like a fine Canadian whiskey. A combination of the polar vortex and daily water-main breaks has entombed... Continue Reading →

Rail alone can’t reinvent L.A.

Ethan N. Elkind | LA Times With the Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line groundbreaking last week, Los Angeles now has three rail transit projects under construction — an example of how the city is leading the country in a rail renaissance. The... Continue Reading →

Families and Transit-Oriented Development

AARP Livable Communities A best practices guidebook for creating complete communities for all ages and life stages Overview Historically, the best population segments for transit-oriented development have been young professionals and empty nest adults. The Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD),... Continue Reading →

What is ‘Bus Rapid Transit’?

Richard Whittaker | The Austin Chronicle  Capital Metro calls the new MetroRapid service a bus rapid transit system (BRT), but that term is about more than just fast buses. In fact, there's no international or even national consensus on exactly... Continue Reading →

City of Leander seeks specialized TOD marketing

Stephen Burnett | Community Impact Leander weighs new ideas for walkable, urban center On Jan. 13, a marketing firm held its first community meeting about promoting Leander’s transit-oriented development district directly to commercial developers. Leander City Council approved a contract... Continue Reading →

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