Transportation, Health Equity & COVID-19: Connections Between Access and Well-Being

Access to quality, reliable transportation has a major impact on one’s life. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this disparity has been even more apparent as those living in high-risk areas have suffered more health impacts from the virus. Solutions related to more reliable transportation options and increased density may lead to greater health equity outcomes.

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The Week in TOD News September 12-18, 2020

The news this week looks at the safety and the future of transit and urban places. Plus equity, accessibility, and affordability figure large in new TOD efforts.

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Promoting Opportunity through Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (eTOD): Navigating Federal Transportation Policy

Report link: Promoting Opportunity through Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (eTOD): Navigating Federal Transportation Policy
This report provides stakeholders involved in achieving eTOD, such as public entities, developers and practitioners, guidance on understanding and benefiting from federal transportation policies and programs.

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The Week in TOD News September 5-11, 2020

To address the impacts of COVID, transit agencies join together as do urban mayors throughout the world. Closer to home, Somerville and East Brunswick approve plans, And a look at the O-Bahn in Adelaide, Australia.

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The Week in TOD News August 29-September 4, 2020

Themes this week: Designing for the post-pandemic era. Will city dwellers decamp for the suburbs (thinking that it makes them safer)? Meanwhile there are TOD plans and projects aplenty, including those for affordable and supportive housing.

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The Week in TOD News August 22-28, 2020

From doomsday scenarios to flexing to new models, transit agencies throughout the U.S. and the world face uncertainty in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, transit-friendly projects are moving forward, both here in New Jersey and elsewhere.

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The Week in TOD News August 8-14, 2020

This week’s news… staying safe when riding transit, the enduring appeal of urban places, and thinking beyond zoning to promote affordable housing.

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