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September 2014

A Brighter Future Ahead for MARTA?

Jon Richards | Peach Pundit Atlanta’s transit agency has had its ups and downs over the years. Originally envisioned to serve the five core Atlanta metro counties, only Fulton and DeKalb voters agreed to pay the penny sales tax that... Continue Reading →

How Can We Better Connect Low-Income People to Opportunity?

Amy Chung | Living Cities The geography of opportunity today has changed. People often traverse neighborhoods, cities, counties and even regions to access job opportunities and the essential services (e.g., healthcare, childcare, grocery stores, etc.) needed to support themselves and... Continue Reading →

Visualizing the futuristic BART trains that are headed for Silicon Valley stations

Lauren Hepler | Silicon Valley Business Journal   Huge amounts of taxpayer money and the daily commutes of thousands of Silicon Valley workers hang in the balance with the planned expansion of the Bay Area Rapid Transit rail system into... Continue Reading →

2 Chicago suburbs may change rules for development near CTA stops

Tracy Swartz | Red Eye Chicago Two Chicago suburbs may be changing the rules for future developments near their CTA stations so that these developments would be easy to access for pedestrians and public transit riders. The Regional Transportation Authority,... Continue Reading →

Will New York’s New Bridge Spur Development?

Greg Scruggs | Next City Savvy travelers seeking to avoid the crawling pace of the George Washington Bridge (of Bridgegate fame), which carries I-95 over the Hudson River but snarls with city traffic in the Bronx, have long opted for... Continue Reading →

Developers in cities like Minneapolis and Seattle are bulking up on bike-friendly amenities

Candace Jackson | The Wall Street Journal A bike valet will offer tuneups and tire changes to spandex-clad commuters and residents at Hassalo on Eighth, a multiuse residential and office complex in Portland, Ore., expected to be completed next year.... Continue Reading →

First-ever national survey reveals what americans want from public transit

TransitCenter A first-of-its-kind study about attitudes toward transit use in the U.S. was released today by TransitCenter, a philanthropy committed to improving transit through innovation. The study – Who’s on Board: The 2014 Mobility Attitudes Survey – reveals that Americans from regions... Continue Reading →

Historians to examine post-industrial revival in Philly, Camden

Howard Gillette | Camden After the Fall Next month some 400 historians from around the country will converge on Philadelphia for the biannual meeting of the Urban History Association, Oct 9-12. The topics of their discussion will range widely, but framing... Continue Reading →

New parking policies driving transit-oriented development in Chicago

Mary Ellen Podmolik | Chicago Tribune If you live in a walkable neighborhood, with easy access to public transportation, goods and services, how much do you need, or want, a car and a place to park it? It's a question developers... Continue Reading →

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