Tag Archives: Transit

The Impact on Society as Gas Prices Rise

Read the article for the full impact, but a synopsis: $6/gallon – demise of the SUV and rise of living closer to where you work $8/gallon – airlines die, high speed rail? $10/gallon – electric cars $12/gallon – cities rebound, … Continue reading

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Effects of Density on Vehicle Miles Travelled

A study by Reid Ewing shows that “if you double density you’ll get a five to 10 percent reduction in vehicle miles traveled.” “The best way to minimize driving appears to be to develop in existing centers near the core of … Continue reading

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10 Principles for Livable Transportation

As published in a press release by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy: What are the ten principles of sustainable transport? Walk the walk: Create great pedestrian environments. Powered by people: Create a great environment for bicycles and other … Continue reading

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Transit Cuts Hit U.S. Cities’ Less Fortunate

Many transit authorities rely on sales tax revenue as their primary source of funding — and the recession has slashed retail sales, drastically shrinking these funds and forcing cut backs in transit — which is relied on heavily by lower … Continue reading

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Could Eliminating Roads Eliminate Traffic?

4 Case Studies show that it can — and make the city more liveable as a by-product.

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Existing Transit Stops as Assets for Transit-Oriented Development

Rail transit has largely been built to suburban areas — and the result has been that of the dozens of metro and light rail lines completed in the United States between World War II and the 1990s, few took serious … Continue reading

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Financing Equitable Transit-Oriented Development

Scott Bernstein, Center for Neighborhood Technologies; Chris Leinberger, Locus: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors; Brian Prater, Low Income Investment Fund; and Marilee Utter, P3 West, LLC discuss options for financing TOD.

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