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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
This report examines opportunities to improve transit connectivity, economic development, and sustainability in the Urbana-Champaign region. It outlines planning procedures, zoning guidelines, transit-oriented development opportunities, and market analysis results for the White Street...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Regional Open Space and Affordable Housing Collaborative
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Health, Public Spaces
This guide outlines how coordinating affordable housing development with park expansions can help municipal park agencies serve low-income households without raising concerns about gentrification and displacement. It recommends targeting these coordinated projects in transit-rich...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
The Seattle Bicycle Master Plan outlines the city's plan for tripling the amount of bicycle ridership in the city and implementing new safety measures. This document includes graphics detailing potential bike lane networks, cost estimates, a biannual progress schedule, and more. ...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
This report outlines a performance-based typology which communities can use to evaluate the performance of their local transit zones. It includes policy recommendations and case studies that demonstrate the implementation of different typologies. It finds that transit stations in...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Indiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
This report discusses the challenges of managing water resources in Fort Wayne, focusing on combined sewers, pollution reduction, and wet basements. It recommends implementing rain gardens as a green infrastructure solution, inspired by successful initiatives in Rock Island, IL. Additionally,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Indiana, Wyoming
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Economic Justice, Education
This report discusses the purpose and benefits of implementing a UPASS system in Fort Wayne. UPASS is a bulk transit pass that allows unlimited use for a specific period of time. The focus is on how UPASS can be advantageous for students and their schools, and improving transportation...

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 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 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Vermont
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Public Safety, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
This guide outlines the permitting process for demonstration projects that improve walking, cycling, and transit access on state highways in Vermont. It provides examples of common demonstration projects, outlines design, installation, and maintenance requirements, and highlights...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) District of Columbia, Maryland
Source Montgomery County Maryland
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
The collaborative efforts of the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Washington Areat Metro Transit Authority, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission increased the usage of dedicated lanes for transit and high occupancy vehicles along major highways...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Indiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
This report discusses the potential for Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) to increase transportation choice locally; by promoting walking and cycling, implementing a universal pass program, managing parking pricing, and creating commuter services like ride-sharing and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 1997
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
This report examines "hidden assets" within communities, underutilized resources that can be leveraged to promote sustainable development and capture lost value. These assets include natural resources, historic buildings, cultural diversity, and local businesses. By identifying and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This report describes a redevelopment strategy in the Chicago's southern suburbs which centers transit-oriented development, intermodal cargo-oriented development, and green manufacturing. It highlights initiatives that promote housing-focused zoning reform, investment in rail infrastructure,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source Metro Transit
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
This report finds that land value taxes incentivize development by levying higher taxes on under-utilized parcels. It includes an evaluation of a bill considered the Minnesota Legislature to permit such projects, as well as case studies illustrating how land value taxes encourage...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies, State
State(s) Vermont
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Equity-focused transit systems increase access to mobility options, reduce air pollution, and enhance economic opportunities for all residents. This guide outlines principles and best practices for promoting a more equitable state transit system and features an implementation plan...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Indiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
The report examines the finances of Fort Wayne's transportation system and emphasizes the need for funding transparency, citizen participation in transportation decision-making, and shifting funding that supports various modes of transportation. Specific recommendations are provided...

Type Article
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Maryland
Source Maryland Planning Blog
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Housing, Transportation & Mobility
Prince George's and Montgomery counties have partnered with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to integrate affordable housing developments with public transit. This article features examples of new transit-oriented affordable developments and highlights financing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Chicago Department of Housing
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Housing
The Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) guides Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) developers in acquiring credits for affordable units. This report evaluates Chicago's QAP through a racial equity lens to identify opportunities for wealth building and advance equity in communities developed...

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 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Transit-Oriented Development
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility
This report uses the Housing and Transportation Affordability Model to examine the differences in transportation demand and GHG emissions between households in transit zones and other households and finds that by living in a central city near transit, household can reduce emissions...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Indiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Housing, Community Development, Economic Justice
This report examines the relationship between housing and transportation costs in Fort Wayne, IN and outlines how the two are closely related with higher costs observed in areas farther away from the city center. Higher-density communities offer lower housing and transportation costs,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level State
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Transportation & Mobility
This report outlines the benefits of investing in public transportation, examines the current failures of Ohio's public transit, and analyzes the results of a state-wide transit-accessibility survey. It recommends local lawmakers establish a dedicated source of funding for public...

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,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
This report outlines barriers to transit accessibility in the Chicago area and the financial impacts of transportation burden. It also recommends that municipalities adopt housing and transportation affordability benchmarks, mandate transit-oriented development within 0.5 miles of...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source City Council of Austin
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Housing
This ordinance creates a transit-oriented development (TOD) zoning district. It expands TOD classification to include different types of neighborhoods and areas, such as Downtown TOD districts and Neighborhood TOD districts, and also establishes design and development standards tailored...

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