Is a rail resurgence just around the corner? There are some positive signs, as rail-related projects are being planned and implemented across the country.
A number of these articles & postings look at the connection between transportation and land use. Others consider issues ranging from public transportation to transit-oriented development. For articles focused more on streets & road design and on pedestrian & bicyclist issues, check out those topic categories on the menu.
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Deepa Sanyal considers the value rail stations hold to communities, and offers a glimpse of some exciting rail-related development projects in the works.
As part of our Year in America series, Deepa Sanyal has looked at several planning issues facing North Carolina’s Triangle issue. In her next to last installment, she focuses on the issue of when transit works best.
Our Across Generations series continues with a look at transportation issues facing senior citizens — and young adults.
A look at performance-based transportation planning, and why measuring the value of how well an investment meets regional transportation goals & policies is an important breakthrough.
PlannersWeb Editor Wayne Senville continues his reflections on Portland, Oregon, with a look at transportation and land use, and how the city has become a leader in the “dead freeway” movement.
Orenco Station is both an actual light-rail station and the name of a 209 acre “transit-oriented” development adjacent to the station. They’re both in Hillsboro, Oregon, a fast growing suburb of Portland, and home to the state’s “Silicon Forest.”
This short video speaks for itself — enjoy it — then ask yourself what your transit agency could do to make transit cool in your community.
One of the key themes I heard during sessions at the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations conference was the importance of better connecting pedestrians to nearby shopping and to transit corridors. That means focusing on one of the most basic components of a community’s transportation network: sidewalks.
During the AMPO (Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations) conference the past two days, the three words I think I heard most often were Sustainability; Livability; and Walkability. What’s more all three of these were often tied in to another phrase: economic competitiveness.
PCJ Editor Wayne Senville is reporting today from the annual conference of the Association of MPOs in Saratoga Springs NY. In this post, a look at presentations focusing on transit challenges — and opportunities — in three very different parts of the country.
A growing number of communities are developing “complete streets” policies and programs. What’s behind this new approach to local transportation planning?
PCJ Editor Wayne Senville asks the authors of our Fall feature article some follow-up questions about their article.