Transit Investment

Chicago Street

Recommendations for the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment Grant Program

The Capital Investment Grants program should focus on improving service on heavily-used lines, expanding access to jobs and amenities, and increasing multimodal accessibility.

October 21, 2021 - TransitCenter

Bus Schedule

A Decade of Transit Investments, Quantified

Yonah Freemark gives less-than-stellar marks for the transit investments of U.S. cities in the 2010s.

January 8, 2020 - theTransportPolitic

Dunwoody, Georgia

MARTA Launches Station Overhaul, Calls For $100B Transit Investment

CEO and General Manager Jeffrey Park urged a "moonshot for transit" to keep up with population growth over the next 40 years.

January 17, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

MARTA Green Line

Op-Ed: More MARTA Should Mean Less Poverty

With $2.5 billion in new transit funding generated by a half-cent sales tax, Atlanta has choices about the future of its public transit systems. One advocate says investments should target economic mobility for low-income communities.

September 1, 2018 - SaportaReport

Miami-Dade Transit

Transit Debate Coming to a Head Soon in Miami-Dade

A new network of buses, designed with the bus priority features, has been proposed in Miami. The catch: it would come at the expense of a promised rail extension program.

July 12, 2018 - Miami Herald

Atlanta Bus Parody

Atlanta Suburbs Reconsidering Public Transit

A sweeping set of bill approved by the State legislature could pave the way for a "transformational" investment in public transit throughout the Atlanta region.

April 13, 2018 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sound Transit

Evaluating Two Years of Transit Investment in Seattle

Two funding sources for transit investments approved by Seattle voters in 2014 are paying dividends in 2017 in the form of improved, expanded service.

November 9, 2017 - The Urbanist

Muni

San Francisco's Muni Has a New $21 Billion, 20-Year Capital Plan

Some surprises and lots of blue-sky thinking are revealed in the new capital plan for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

August 15, 2017 - San Francisco Examiner

Miami Tourism

Miami Mayor Rescinds Rail Investment Promises

Mayor Gimenez is citing frugality as the reason behind a decision that favors bus rapid transit over an earlier proposal for new rail lines.

July 22, 2017 - The Miami Herald

Salt Lake City Trax and Bike

Debating the Local-Federal Transit Funding Mix

Devolution—or the end of federal funding for local or regional transit projects—is back on the table, thanks to the Trump Administration. Articles in two prominent media outlets debate the idea.

April 4, 2017 - The Overhead Wire

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Land Use Field Representative - Culpeper County

Piedmont Environmental Council

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City of Oakland, California

HUD’s 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

Expanding HUD’s Eviction Protection Grant Program

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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