Turning an Aging Train Station Into a TOD Hub

Wyandanch, in Babylon, NY is using an old asset to become new urban.

Town Supervisor, Steve Bellone, "who is LEED-accredited but not an architect, came to his job in 2002 with a commitment to revitalize Wyandanch, which has been called the most economically distressed area of Long Island. 'We focused on the train station as a great community asset that is totally underutilized. We hadn't heard of transit-oriented development, but we knew it was only 50 minutes into Manhattan. We then asked how we could build a community around that asset. We thought it better to focus on building things that are attractive and sustainable.'"

Thanks to Renee Brutvan

Full Story: A model for reconnecting Long Island to its railroad

Comments

Comments

Park-and-rides are not the answer!

The Federal Transit Administration is helping to fund, in combination with town money, a 2,000-car parking garage.

TOD FAIL.

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