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The Regional Plan Association released a new study that recommends steps toward higher density transit oriented development in transit adjacent communities around the New York region. The study also teases a big release coming later this month.
Regional Plan Association
October 15, 2017, 5am PDT
An oversight committee has approved the Locally Preferred Alternative for the Review Corridor Streetcar project that will connect Downtown St. Paul to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
September 21, 2017, 5am PDT
The Regional Plan Association calls on the power of the contemporary Internet to broadcast stories of displacement from around Greater New York.
Regional Plan Association
September 4, 2017, 7am PDT
As Houston's flood waters recede and attention turns from rescue to recovery and soon rebuilding, critics have pointed to the city's lack of zoning as the cause of the devastation. But are they looking in the right direction?
August 17, 2017, 7am PDT
The projects proposed by a new report from the Regional Planning Association offer a preview of the Fourth Regional Plan, expected for public release in November 2017.
August 16, 2017, 1pm PDT
The design proposal for the Triboro Corridor is speculative, but meant to inspire the conversation on one of the "4c" ideas at the heart of the Regional Plan Association's Fourth Regional Plan.
July 15, 2017, 1pm PDT
A more nuanced understanding of suburban poverty is available from an examination of the Denver region.
June 19, 2017, 2pm PDT
An advocate for the Cotton Belt line to connect Dallas with suburbs to the north is tired of the project taking a backseat to the transit interests of the urban core.
April 17, 2017, 1pm PDT
The last time the San Francisco Bay Area got together to set a regional agenda on housing and transportation, the Sierra Club and the Tea Party teamed up to oppose the Plan Bay Area. A draft of the new Plan Bay Area 2040 hopes to avoid the drama.
March 10, 2017, 7am PST
The Regional Transportation Alliance released its "Imagine Transportation 2.0" report this week.
January 20, 2017, 10am PST
A 20-year, voluntary, bottom-up, large-scale, long-term planning effort in Utah has managed to bridge the divide between Mormons and non-Mormons, environmentalists and mining interests, farmers and city-dwellers.
November 11, 2016, 11am PST
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee adopted the most comprehensive and expansive version of the nMotion plan. Now they have to fund all those big ideas.
November 11, 2016, 10am PST
Voters in the Detroit region had a chance to reverse 40 years of neglect for regional transit. Instead, they kicked the can down the road.
October 26, 2016, 2pm PDT
The DART Board decided to move forward with a financial plan that funds both the Cotton Belt light rail line and the D2 subway.
October 12, 2016, 7am PDT
The Cleveland Plain Dealer lays out the complicated path toward a regional transit system similar to Chicago's in the Cleveland area. The call for reform comes as existing transit is cutting service and raising fares.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 1, 2016, 7am PDT
Bay area town Brisbane looks to provide commercial development to cater to San Francisco residents, but resists building housing.
September 26, 2016, 8am PDT
Middle Tennessee expects 1 million new people to move to the region by 2040. The new nMotion plan, adopted late last week, proposes a regional transit system to accommodate the region's future.
September 14, 2016, 6am PDT
The names and faces occupying decision-making positions in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization do not reflect the names and faces of the people they are meant to represent.
August 31, 2016, 9am PDT
If you live in Detroit, Atlanta, Seattle, or Los Angeles, you have more to look forward to in November than choosing Donald or Hillary. Major decisions concerning regional transportation are on the line.
August 20, 2016, 5am PDT
Climate change dominated the news this week, as flooding wreaked unfathomable havoc on the state of Louisiana.