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Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
Source Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
This article outlines how the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments is collaborating to optimize federal and regional funding for transportation improvements. It highlights the Union Station redevelopment project and how it will expand commuter rail service while meeting...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level State
State(s) All States
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
Due to limited resources and funding, state departments of transportation (DOTs) struggle to achieve their goals of improving safety, alleviating congestion, reducing environmental impacts, and helping to create healthier, more livable neighborhoods. In response to these challenges,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
Cargo-oriented development (COD) may be defined as the development of places that are both multi-modal nodes of freight transportation and centers of employment in logistics and manufacturing businesses. When high quality transit service is nearby, employers have access to a broader...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, District of Columbia, Virginia
Source Center for Innovative Finance Support
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
This report outlines how commercial tax districts, tolls, and grants were used to fund the Silver Line Metrorail expansion project. Most notably, through the use of special tax districts, Fairfax Country was able to raise $400 million from commercial and industrial properties located...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This report outlines the failures of the current federal contracting system, and highlights state and city governments that are implementing responsible contracting reforms. Reform recommendations include conducting rigorous responsibility reviews and background checks on potential...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2002
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
This report discusses transportation research conducted in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, and outlines strategies for expanding transit options in the region. It recommends that the city increase rail transit options, improve bus service, promote transit-oriented development,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
This report guides planning agencies and transportation decision makers in measuring accessibility and incorporating those metrics into decision making by outlining general concepts, data needs and availability, analysis tools, and other considerations in measuring accessibility....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
Model for redevelopment around historic freight and commuter rail assets...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level County
State(s) All States
Source The Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Democracy & Governance
This report examines how community benefits agreements strengthen urban communities by creating high-quality jobs, career advancement, sustainability, and affordable housing. It highlights the need for local hire requirements to ensure that public funds invested in economic development...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City Of Madison Engineering Division
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Best Value Contracting creates a set of enforceable qualifications with a single point of accountability, pervormance qualifications, workforce development, oversight and transparency on publicly funded projects....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Economic Justice
This report analyzes data from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Finds that investing in public transportation created twice as many jobs as investing in roads. It presents other benefits of public transportation investment and features examples of progressive transit...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Illinois
Source Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
This report recommends the city unify payment methods and fare system administration, provide free or discounted interagency transfers, aligning fare structures across agencies, and integrating with other transit modes and systems. For each recommendation it outlines implementation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Transit-Oriented Development
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Transportation & Mobility
This report examines the potential benefits of connecting major cities with transit service by aggregating ridership data from 24 light rail lines around the country and analyzing the associated costs and workforce opportunities. It establishes that rail ridership is generally increasing,...

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