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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) Hawaii
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility
This report compares estimates of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in Hawaii under current conditions versus VMT when policies are implemented to manage travel demand. These policies include transportation demand management (employer-based programs that encourage employees to carpool,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
By setting goals for fare policy, transit agencies can ensure that their fare pricing and enforcement strategies are consistent with their mission of providing good, affordable service to the public. This report outlines a balanced, goal-driven approach to fare policy: discounts for...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Housing, Public Spaces
Incorporating location efficiency (measured here as the cost of transportation associated with places) into policy and affordability analysis exposes previously hidden financial burdens and time constraints for households, poor location decisions by developers, and missed and misplaced...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Housing, Public Spaces
This guide argues for the benefits of fair and affordable transit-oriented development (TOD) in Chicago's northern suburbs. It highlights the crucial role of rail transit in anchoring neighborhoods throughout Chicago and the lack of mixed-income transit-oriented housing development...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source U.S. Dept Of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
United States drivers were introduced to the concept of paid, on-street parking in 1935 when the first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City. In the ensuing decades little was done to improve the basic tools or processes of parking pricing. Many cities arbitrarily set fixed...

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 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Housing, Community Development
Traditional measures of housing affordability exclude transportation costs. Using their Housing + Transportation index, CNT finds that the number of communities considered affordable drops dramatically when the definition of affordability shifts from a focus on housing costs alone...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California, Washington
Source Eno Center for Transportation
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
Mobility on demand (MOD) refers to transportation services that can be hailed in real-time for an impending trip. The largest MOD project funded by the Federal Transit Administration is a two-region partnership between Los Angeles and the Puget Sound Region that provides first/last...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Smart Growth America
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Public Safety
This workbook is a starting point for local leaders to begin mapping out a complete streets policy to foster safe and accessible roads for all road users in a community, including drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other motorists. The workbook emphasizes the need for local leaders...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source City of Grand Rapids
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Education, Environment & Natural Resources
The GR Forward plan is a community engagement initiative to promote equitable economic growth and shared benefits across the Grand Rapids community. The brief outlines the city's plans for promoting transit-oriented development, increasing recreation opportunities, improving job quality...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for Democracy & Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Data & Technology
The rise of shared mobility services, including rideshare and micro-mobility options such as bicycles and electric scooters, poses new challenges for cities and states. They must manage new kinds of traffic, keep streets and sidewalks safe and accessible, and ensure that transportation...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2009
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Many schools are surrounded by fast food restaurants, which provide students with easy access to unhealthy foods and undermine schools' efforts to offer nutritious meals. Prohibiting fast food restaurants from locating near schools is one strategy to help reduce childhood obesity...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2002
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source Center for Transportation Studies
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
In 2002, as the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area embarked on a project to improve transit service, it was critical to establish priorities in the process. The top priority established was the safety of transit users as new services are added and old services are changed. The recommendation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas, Washington
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
This study examines equity and smart mobility in ten U.S. counties and their central cities to understand the extent that smart mobility services and assets are equitably available, and impact accessibility, employability, livability, and mobility. For this study, “equitable smart...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level School District, City or Town, School Board
State(s) All States
Source UC Berkeley Center For Cities & Schools
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families
This report aims to help community development and regional planning practitioners collaborate on cross-sector educational improvement efforts, increase productivity, and foster social equity. Its seven-step process recommends developing an understanding of the educational landscape,...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
This report outlines the needs and future benefits of connecting more Cook County residents to jobs and amenities to which they have limited access through the current hub-and-spoke transit system....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source The City Of Philadelphia
Policy Areas Energy, Finance & Procurement, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility
This report details the objectives, strategies, and implementation of Philadelphia's Green City, Clean Water program. This program focuses on enhancing the city's ability to handle stormwater, improving water quality, and encouraging the development of green infrastructure. The report...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
This report highlights the inadequate funding and strains faced by public transit in Ohio, emphasizing the need for increased support from the state. More funding must be needed to ensure the city's ability to maintain services and expand to meet growing demands. The report proposes...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County, National
State(s) All States
Source Center for Transportation Studies
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
Transportation accessibility, or the ease and feasibility of reaching destinations, can be measured for a wide array of transportation modes, to different types of destinations, and at different times of the day. However, the most transparent and directly comparable metric is the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Colorado, Minnesota, North Carolina
Source Center for Transit-Oriented Development
Policy Areas Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
This report is a follow-up to a previous study by the Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD), Rails to Real Estate: Development Patterns Along Three Recently Constructed Rail Lines. It revisits the three regions explored in Rails to Real Estate to take a closer look at where...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
As more and more regions seek to implement high-occupancy toll or HOT lanes, more and more transit agencies seek knowledge to take advantage of this new infrastructure opportunity. Unfortunately, as is often the case with the rapid diffusion of a new technology, little information...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Transit-Oriented Development
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
Report examining the greenhouse gas reduction potential of transit oriented development (TOD). This report calculates potential reductions in carbon emissions associated with household vehicle travel and offers growth strategies for planners attending to urban form and access to transit...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
Moving beyond the traditional arguments that good schools and neighborhood amenities impact housing prices, emerging research has indicated that urban form and transportation options have played a key role in the ability of residential properties to maintain their value since the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, National, State
State(s) All States
Source Eno Center for Transportation
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
Transit projects in the United States suffer from high costs and take longer to complete than they do abroad. After conducting 117 interviews with key stakeholders, this report finds that institutional structure and decision-making, procurement specifications, utility relocation,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
As a federally-funded demonstration, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) purposefully and openly shares information about implementing the SFpark pilot project that other cities might find useful as they consider how to manage parking. This book summarizes the...

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