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How Residential and Commercial Property Values Rise in Transit Sheds

How Residential and Commercial Property Values Rise in Transit Sheds

Resource Link: The Real Estate Mantra – Locate Near Public Transportation by the American Public Transportation Association

This study reveals that it is getting increasingly expensive to live near public transit. As more and more cities invest in mixed-use developments, house prices and rents within a half-mile of transit facilities are increasing at a faster rate than those in neighborhoods farther away. ...
Linking People to Opportunity: FTA’s Role in Creating Complete Communities

Linking People to Opportunity: FTA’s Role in Creating Complete Communities

Video link: Linking People to Opportunity: FTA's Role in Creating Complete Communities

This video from 2017 discusses how transit-oriented development (TOD) can be used to increase access to opportunities via public transportation and how public transportation serves to create more complete communities. ...
How Land Value Return and Recycling Spurs Smart Growth

How Land Value Return and Recycling Spurs Smart Growth

Report link: Guidebook to Funding Transportation Through Land Value Return and Recycling

NCHRP Research Report 873, Guidebook to Funding Transportation Through Land Value Return and Recycling, provides a practical guide to the infrequently utilized practice of recapturing land value increase to fund transportation infrastructure. ...
Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities: An IFC Analysis

Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities: An IFC Analysis

Report link: Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities: An IFC Analysis

In late 2018, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) published the fourth report in its series on climate investment opportunities in developing regions across the globe. This year’s report addresses the opportunities available in urban markets, home to half the world’s population and producers of 70% of global carbon emissions. ...
Communities are Embracing Development near Transit

Communities are Embracing Development near Transit

Report link: Communities are Embracing Development near Transit

A 2017 AARP report provides a snapshot of the policy and planning supports employed by state, regional, and local actors to support transit oriented development (TOD) from 2015 to 2016 and suggests that the number and variety of TOD programs and policies at all levels of government have grown significantly. ...
Measuring the Effectiveness of TDM: A Review of the Arlington County Residential Building Study

Measuring the Effectiveness of TDM: A Review of the Arlington County Residential Building Study

Report link: Arlington County Residential Building Study: Aggregate Analysis Update, May 2018

Our look at a recent report by Mobility Lab on the effectiveness of transportation demand management strategies on residential transportation behaviors in Arlington County, VA. ...