This FHWA webinar will discuss the connection of municipal bonds and Value Capture strategies. Expert speakers will explore topics including the benefits of leveraging Value Capture Strategies with municipal bonds to finance infrastructure necessary to spur economic development/redevelopment.Read more
Report link: Value Capture: Capitalizing on the Value Created by Transportation Implementation Manual
This August 2019 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) manual presents value capture techniques, features, and tools that can be employed by public agencies and state departments of transportation to facilitate decision-making.
COVID-19 impacts give rise to adaptation & experimentation, transit advocacy, slow service rollout, housing shortage & transportation equity concerns, and an examination of housing design. NJ TRANSIT to receive CARES Act funding. A look at the Newark Downtown District. Financial market tightening concerns, Fast housing in San Diego CA. New projects in Santa Rosa CA, Stratford CT & Honolulu HI. Rezoning along BRT in Richmond VA. MRT Jakarta seeks innovative product and service partners.Read more
TOD advances in Morristown, Red Bank, Jersey City & East Orange. Affordable housing ordinance in Asbury Park. Exploring density after COVID-19, Portage IN, accessory dwelling units in San Luis Obispo. How cities cope with coronavirus.Read more
NJ TOD work continues with a property sale in Metuchen, construction in Somerville, a project completion in Rahway, and progress in Hoboken. Also meeting Opportunity Zones challenges, TOD student housing in Miami, a 19-mile multi-use trail in Denton, Texas, learning to understand and address pandemics, and form-based code in India.Read more
A 2017 tax incentive provides opportunities to redirect capital gains into redevelopment projects to receive a reduction in tax liability. This financing tool has created opportunities for NJ Transit Villages to redevelop areas that have historically been underserved and neglected.Read more
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.
The past five years have brought many changes to New Brunswick, NJ, notably, millions of dollars in redevelopment, new bicycling facilities and parks, and many new residents.Read more
Understanding the challenges and opportunities offered by adaptive reuse is helpful to communities looking to promote transit-friendly development.Read more
NJ news from Bloomfield, East Orange, Harrison, Newark, South Amboy, Westfield, and Wesmont Station in Wood-Ridge as well as equitable TOD and TOD apps.Read more