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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 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Transportation plays a critical role in the health and economic development of a metropolitan area. When people have the ability to walk, bike, or take transit safely to a destination, the whole region benefits from healthier people, better air quality, and reduced traffic fatalities....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Arizona
Source Northern Arizona Council of Governments
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
This report outlines the Northern Arizona Council of Governments' role in economic and workforce development which includes fiscal operations and contract management, collaborating with public and private sectors to address workforce issues and coordinating regional transit policies....

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source Center for Transportation Studies
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Public Spaces
Large public investments in transportation infrastructure-such as a new freeway interchange or transit station-can increase the value of adjacent private land, sometimes substantially. Capturing the value of this benefit through various tools is gaining interest as a finance mechanism...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
Although local governments have jurisdiction over most of the road in Wisconsin, the state provides aid to local governments to help them pay for their construction and upkeep. The state's General Transportation Aids (GTA) program is the primary vehicle for delivering road aid. This...

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 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 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Texas
Source Texas A&M
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
This report outlines different regional traffic signal operations programs (RTSOPs) which coordinate signal times, increase access to regional improvement funding and provide training and workforce opportunities. These programs can also reduce travel times and delays, provide a mechanism...

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies, State
State(s) New York
Source New York
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement
This report provides an overview of actions local governments have taken across the state to improve sustainability and identifies successful case studies. It highlights investments that have had significantly positive environmental impacts including incorporating electric vehicles...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source City of Houston
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Finance & Procurement
This ordinance designates Houston's Washington Avenue Corridor as a parking benefit district. All fees and revenues generated from the use of parking meters in a parking benefit district shall be used to fund administrative costs of parking meters (i.e. signage, enforcement, maintenance)...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2022
Level City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City of Madison
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Transportation & Mobility
This ordinance authorizes the Madison city government to establish cost-sharing agreements with partnering municipalities, organizations, and institutions that benefit from city transit services. It also outlines how payment responsibilities will be determined and establishes a contract...

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