Americans Trading Freeways For Rails

Commuters fed up with driving are starting to seek housing near transit stations.
November 10, 2004, 10am PST | Christian Madera | @cpmadera
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"Shifting housing demographics are stoking interest around the USA in development near transit, according to a study for the Federal Transit Administration released last month. City living draws singles, aging baby boomers, minorities and young couples more than suburban families with kids. And those groups are growing faster than suburbanites." The Greater Los Angeles area, home to some of the worse traffic in the nation, is trying to capitalize on the trend by slowing expanding its mass transit network and encouraging the development of "transit villages" throughout the region.

Thanks to Christian Peralta

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Published on Monday, November 8, 2004 in USA Today
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