Transit-Oriented Development

December 1, 2010, 1pm PST
Brendan Patrick Hughes examines what other cities can learn from the recently constructed Target Field.
Next American City
September 22, 2010, 6am PDT
Transportation authorities are working with tools that no longer fit the challenges of modern travel or environmental necessity, says David Kooris, vice president of the Regional Plan Association.
New Urban Network
September 13, 2010, 5am PDT
This past Friday, demolition began on a segment of Baltimore's infamous "Highway to Nowhere" to expand parking for the local commuter rail service (MARC). A side benefit: reuniting communities separated since the 1970s.
Office of Govenor Martin O'Malley Press Release
Blog post
September 7, 2010, 8pm PDT

Over the past decade more than $75 billion in public dollars has been invested in rail transit. Los Angeles, Seattle and Denver alone are investing an additional $65 billion to expand their systems and enhance the livability of their communities. The federal government will be asked to play a major role in funding each of those systems. Up until now the federal role in major transit investments has largely avoided the question of how we ought to design our transit systems to be good neighbors and leverage livable communities.

G.B. Arrington
August 16, 2010, 9am PDT
Looking back at research from 1977, The Overhead Wire decides that maybe there is an overemphasis on residential density increasing transit ridership, when the greatest impact comes from location.
The Overhead Wire
August 5, 2010, 1pm PDT
New transit facilities attract lots of foot traffic, but while the facility is being built the construction clutter drives potential customers away. A new program in Minneapolis attempts to preserve local businesses through the debris.
Next American City
July 10, 2010, 1pm PDT
The Obama administration is trying to rein in suburban sprawl. But is it any match for 70 years of unsustainable development?
The American Prospect
June 15, 2010, 7am PDT
Apartment seekers are willing to pay more for places next to transit, says a market analysis by Grubb & Ellis. Proximity to transit was the #1 factor in their decision.
The Denver Post
June 10, 2010, 12pm PDT
Misleading flyers are being circulated to drum up opposition to a mixed-use, transit-oriented development in the East Falls Church area of Arlington, VA., says Michael Perkins. His answer to the flyer's question? Yes.
Greater Greater Washington
May 25, 2010, 2pm PDT
Finding financing is one of the biggest challenges for transit-oriented development. How did Portland convince its lenders to get on board?
Streetsblog
April 23, 2010, 10am PDT
Brian Paul argues that developers have jumped on the transit-oriented development bandwagon without actually delivering true TOD.
Gotham Gazette
April 16, 2010, 8am PDT
Wyandanch, in Babylon, NY is using an old asset to become new urban.
New Urban News
March 26, 2010, 8am PDT
Montgomery County officials have approved plans to build an extensive new transit-oriented neighborhood at the area around the White Flint Metro stop in North Bethesda, Maryland. The plan is one of the largest in the D.C. area since the 1950s.
The Washington Post
February 17, 2010, 9am PST
New research from the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that the chance of foreclosure is higher in places with limited access to public transit.
Chicago Sun-Times
February 12, 2010, 6am PST
An op-ed by Los Angeles County Supervisor criticizes the Grade Crossing Policy employed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the recent approval of a light rail extension.
The Planning Report
January 19, 2010, 12pm PST
New Energy Hubs is a proposal to focus alternative energy production around transit-oriented developments to create synergistic benefits.
WorldChanging
December 21, 2009, 2pm PST
Prof. Robert Cervero at UC Berkeley studied parking needs at transit-oriented developments in the Bay Area and Portland and found that, on average, they exceeded peak demand by 25-30%.
Reconnecting America
October 15, 2009, 8am PDT
As demand for parking at transit nodes has increased, developers have looked for ways to make their garages more 'green'.
USA Today
October 12, 2009, 1pm PDT
Transit oriented development is having a hard time taking hold in Salt Lake City. Some say the parking preferences of lenders are to blame.
The Salt Lake Tribune
October 9, 2009, 10am PDT
This article examines the unique success of the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor, of Northern Virginia, where retail and new apartments have thrived, despite the economy.
The New York Times