It Takes A Transit Village

A new report seeks to demonstrate how better planning can save California's Bay Area billions of dollars and ease the housing shortage.
December 13, 2004, 1pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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The Transportation and Land Use Coalition's (TALC) new report, It Takes a Transit Village, "kicked off a campaign calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to condition over $12 billion of new transit investments on cities approving significant housing and designing walkable communities around existing and future transit stations. If MTC agrees to the policy, cities that want to continue putting big-box retail and regional malls in "Transit Opportunity Zones" would no longer be eligible to receive regional funding for transit expansions. According to the report taxpayers stand to save $1.8 billion per year with this form of 'smarter planning.' "

[Editor's note: The link below is a link to a 800K PDF document.]

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Published on Sunday, December 12, 2004 in Transportation And Land Use Collaborative
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