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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 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Data & Technology
Transit can be especially important for older individuals, who “age out” of driving as their mobility, vision, and hearing decline. However, public transit can be difficult for older people to navigate, and is unreliable or insufficient for many trips in most U.S. cities. To address...

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 Article
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 2012
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Economic Justice
Connecting public transit to employment hubs is an important tool for improving transportation efficiency and local economic development. This report recommends Chicago invest in transit-oriented development (TOD) and cargo-oriented development COD). It also outlines how affordable...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
This brief focuses on what cities can do to create equitable and efficient transit that benefits everyone. An equitable transit system must be safe, convenient, affordable, and accessible; responsive to community needs; and integrated with other policy areas. Moreover, it outlines...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Indiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Economic Justice, Education
This report discusses the potential of a UPASS system for reducing congestion, increasing accessibility and affordability, and promoting public transportation in Fort Wayne in areas around the many universities. UPASS systems are areas or regions that offer unlimited access to all...

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 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, Minnesota
Source University of Minnesota
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Finance & Procurement
This report identifies and analyzes value capture policies including land value taxes, tax increment financing, special assessments, transportation utility fees, development impact fees, negotiated exactions, joint development, and air rights. It finds that these policies can generate...

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 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for State Innovation
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Transportation & Mobility
This report finds that most Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) could benefit from reforms that give them sufficient authority to guide regional planning, establish elected board members or population-based appointments, and implement state-approved performance standards. It...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Indiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Housing
This document outlines the economic, environmental, and health drawbacks of car dependency in Fort Wayne and advocates for a more open, transparent process, and more community inclusion in planning. It makes specific recommendations, such as using public-private partnerships that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Transportation & Mobility
This case study analyzes the recent community push to implement zero-fare transit in the greater Spokane area. This policy would reduce barriers to transit access and ensure that mass transit is affordable and accessible to young people, disabled people, seniors, and low-income earners....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transportation For America
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
To revive our economy and protect our environment, local policymakers must address America's overdependence on oil. This infographic proposes a five-point plan that involves investing locally in modern transportation systems, clean and green recovery measures, and restoring deteriorating...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Children & Families
Having children is often associated with increases in car use, due to barriers preventing families from relying on transit. For example, anti-stroller policies signal that families aren’t welcome on buses, while riding transit can be more expensive than driving, without youth fares...

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) Indiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
This report evaluates Car Sharing programs, and the possibility of an Unlimited Transit Pass (UPASS) to reduce congestion and increase affordability. The report also includes strategies like institutional fleets, neighborhood car sharing programs, targeting accessibility to college,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
This report addresses how current transit practices can marginalize groups of people. For example, fare structures make transit unaffordable to people with low incomes, policing brutalizes and discriminates against Black and brown riders, infrastructure is inaccessible to people with...

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 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California, Washington
Source Eno Center for Transportation
Policy Areas 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 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
This report summarized community input regarding development priorities in the northern corridor of Chicago's Milwaukee Ave. Residents and business owners prioritized improving bicycle and other public transport infrastructure, reevaluating parking use and encouraging local business...

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