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The Week in TOD News July 4-10, 2020

The Week in TOD News July 4-10, 2020

As stories from the U.S., Europe, and India indicate, micro-mobility via bikes, e-bikes, and walking is emerging as an alternative to traditional transit. TOD in Newark, Plainfield, and Jersey City also makes the news. ...
FHWA to Host Value Capture Virtual Peer Exchange/Workshop Series — Will Continue on Thursday, August 20th

FHWA to Host Value Capture Virtual Peer Exchange/Workshop Series — Will Continue on Thursday, August 20th

Join professionals from around the country for FHWA's Value Capture Virtual Peer Exchange/Workshop Series. Each month, FHWA will host peer experts who have successfully used Value Capture techniques to discuss a different aspect of making value capture work. ...
UTRC Webinar Series: Re-Opening New York’s Transportation Ecosystem (7/8/20-7/9/20)

UTRC Webinar Series: Re-Opening New York’s Transportation Ecosystem (7/8/20-7/9/20)

The UTRC is hosting a two-day live webinar series that will bring together academics, government officials and transportation industry leaders to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the transportation systems, the re-opening of the New York region, and how resilient New Yorkers will get moving again, safely.  ...
From Transactional to Transformative: The Case for Equity in Gateway City Transit-Oriented Development

From Transactional to Transformative: The Case for Equity in Gateway City Transit-Oriented Development

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The MassInc Gateway Cities Innovation Institute released a report detailing the importance of Transformative TOD (TTOD)—a framework that intentionally “leverages equitable environmental, fiscal, and growth benefits” of developing property near transit stations. ...
Webinar: Why Transit Agencies Need the Public to Take Ownership of the Transit Experience (7/9/20)

Webinar: Why Transit Agencies Need the Public to Take Ownership of the Transit Experience (7/9/20)

This Eno Center for Transportation webinar will discuss why transportation organizations should invite the public to take an active role in improving public transportation. ...
The Week in TOD News June 27-July 3, 2020

The Week in TOD News June 27-July 3, 2020

COVID spurs the re-purposing of public space and real-time crowding data. Redevelopment projects in Ho-Ho-Kus and Kearny. Automated buses in Connecticut, BRT in Omaha, and more TOD. TODTOWN in Shanghai, Winnipeg gets its first TOD, and the 30-minute city. ...
The Week in TOD News June 20-26, 2020

The Week in TOD News June 20-26, 2020

COVID impacts on public transit, mobility, urban life and the nation's infrastructure. A path toward a green recovery for NJ, Portal Bridge funding. Historic preservation. TOD. BRT. Zoning. New vehicle funding in Ontario. 5G smart bus route pilot in China. Station area upgrades in Singapore. ...
The Week in TOD News June 13-19, 2020

The Week in TOD News June 13-19, 2020

COVID-19 has sparked renewed interest in street design but may have also caused undue concerns about safety on public transit and urban flight. Rahway project nears completion, Portal North Bridge funding. TOD redevelopment projects abound -- many with pedestrian and other mobility improvements. Bengalura agency expands to address TOD; Jakarta upgrades stations. ...
Guide to Facilitate Historic Preservation through Transit-Oriented Development

Guide to Facilitate Historic Preservation through Transit-Oriented Development

While transit-oriented development may be seen as acting in conflict with historic preservation, this 2016 Guidebook and Video explain how city officials and planners can use transfer of development rights and other techniques to simultaneously promote both transit-oriented development and historic preservation efforts. ...
The Week in TOD News June 6-12, 2020

The Week in TOD News June 6-12, 2020

NJT 10-Year Strategic & 5-Year Capital Plans. Safe transit riding in France & Japan. The value of parks. Hackensack project moves forward. Development & parking. Equitable access to transportation. Advancing TOD through BRT, zoning changes, improving access, and affordable housing. Vancouver's Translink explores Value Capture. ...
NPC20 @ Home Recap

NPC20 @ Home Recap

Planning professionals from around the country joined APA for the 2020 National Planning Conference at Home, the annual gathering that was moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The three days of sessions focused on multiple disciplines across the planning sector including transportation, housing, community engagement, technology, and, most of all, how planners can help their communities recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Four of the conference sessions specifically addressed topics of interest to TOD professionals, such as curb utilization, parking minimums, risk assessment, and microtransit options. ...
The Week in TOD News May 30-June 5, 2020

The Week in TOD News May 30-June 5, 2020

This week: musings on shifting trends in urban mobility, the future of public transit ridership, and the movement for safe active transportation. Months of static uncertainty come to an end in the Philippines as the government relaxes quarantine restrictions and restarts its transportation sector. A quick look at deserted streets and empty storefronts in a once-vibrant New Jersey downtown district raises similar concerns for communities all over the state. ...