June 22, 2009, 9am PDT
Planners in New Jersey developed ambitious plans for transit-oriented development along their rail corridors, but with the struggling housing market and poor economy, developers aren't showing up or have halted projects in the works.
June 20, 2009, 1pm PDT
The Phoenix Region recently opened a 20-mile light rail serving three cities. StreetFilms brings you a video profile of the new system.
June 15, 2009, 11am PDT
An overview in the New York Times of the success of transit-oriented development around new rail lines. TOD succeeds even in a poor housing market, experts say.
June 10, 2009, 6am PDT
City officials in Houston are set to consider plans to incentivize broad pedestrian walkways near existing and planned light rail stations within the city.
June 1, 2009, 9am PDT
Sam Staley argues that the increase in property values around transit stations isn't attributable to increased ridership, and in fact the locations with the least investment had the highest ridership.
The Business Journal (Fresno)
May 27, 2009, 7am PDT
Peter Calthorpe is in Markham, Ontario working on, in his words, 'the highest manifestation of transit-oriented development I have been involved in.'
May 24, 2009, 7am PDT
Mineola, NY has approved a new 257-unit transit-oriented development, which will benefit from a density bonus. The project is expected to pump $2 million dollars into the economy.
May 13, 2009, 12pm PDT
At the sixth busiest stop on the busiest train line in the country, developers are realizing the potential for transit-oriented development around the station.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 11, 2009, 5am PDT
With stimulus funding creating new transit projects across the country, now may be a great time to use innovative methods for funding development around transit, say Nadine Fogarty and Gloria Ohland of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development. Portland and Denver are just two communities that have seen property values rise around rail.
May 3, 2009, 7am PDT
Transit oriented development is lacking near many of Philadelphia's transit stops, but new projects are bringing the city up to speed.
The Philadelphia Daily News
April 11, 2009, 5am PDT
This column argues that legislation to build a new stadium for Washington D.C.'s professional soccer team is also a move to jumpstart development around many of the area's transit stations.
April 7, 2009, 9am PDT
A transit-oriented development boom in Southeast Seattle is coming to a halt, as the economic recession sets in.
March 28, 2009, 1pm PDT
Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann has signed a law that allows for the creation of transit oriented districts around the city's recently approved regional train system.
March 1, 2009, 7am PST
The City of Denver plans to spend more than $15 million over the next decade to purchase real estate near mass transit.
February 13, 2009, 6am PST
Responding to an opinion piece that claims there is no proof that transit-oriented development works to reduce auto use and emissions, writer Eric De Place catalogs the significant body of literature that proves it.
February 12, 2009, 10am PST
This report takes a local perspective on CA's new land use law, in the context of two preceding environmental laws, CEQA and AB 32. While the former enabled activists to fight new growth, the pendulum has begun to swing toward developers.
The Berkeley Daily Planet
February 8, 2009, 11am PST
A recent study by the World Resources Institute for Maryland's upcoming Purple Line project sided with BRT. WorldChanging asks researchers Greg Fuhs and Dario Hidalgo how they came to side with buses.
January 6, 2009, 1pm PST
Stephen Box, a bicycle advocate in Los Angeles, reviews the famous TOD project at the intersection of Hollywood and Western 10 years after it opened. Is "It's Not As Bad As It Used To Be" enough?
December 29, 2008, 6am PST
Matthew Ridgeway wonders if the infrastructure benefits of new streetcar projects- facade improvement, streetscaping, community investment- could happen with direct investment, leaving streetcars out of the picture.
December 16, 2008, 7am PST
Mesa, AZ is adding a new land use category to its general plan to promote mixed-use, high-density development along the light-rail corridor- specifically in an area of West Mesa formerly dominated by WalMart.