TOD: An Architect's View

The American Institute of Architects discovers that architects are finding work redesigning stations, and that a new focus on transit is driving development.

Zach Mortice at the AIA writes that "Cities across the country are re-investing in light rail, street cars, and bus lines," and that investment in transit is attracting investment in train stations and transit-oriented development.

Mortice looks at a "$47 million bus and rail intermodal station that will be completed with $22 million worth of TIGER grant funding" in Normal, Illinois, and an historic rail station in St. Paul that architects HGA are transforming into a multimodal transit hub.

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