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Posts Tagged ‘Reconnecting America’

The Los Angeles Equity Atlas

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
LA equity atlas

How can the largest voter approved transit initiative in the nation translate into a stronger regional economy, accessible living-wage jobs, reduced congestion, healthier people and places, greater affordability and an overall improved quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income people who comprise the majority of the population and workforce in Los Angeles County?

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Enhancing Economic Opportunity Through Transit

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

The Denver region is currently embarking on one of the most ambitious and extensive investments in new rail and bus service in the United States. In less than a decade, the $7.8 billion FasTracks transportation infrastructure project will connect much of the Denver Metro region with 122 miles of new commuter and light rail, 18 miles of bus rapid transit, 70 new transit stations and a variety of other expanded multimodal options. This investment has the potential to expand the reach of opportunity for many people, providing better connections between housing, jobs and other essential destinations.

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Reactions to President Obama’s State of Union

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Transportation Issues Daily A number of transportation interests issued a news release offering a reaction to the President’s State of the Union. Here are excerpts from ones I could find. We republished Senator Boxer’s statement in full earlier. Gregory E. DiLoreto, president of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): “President Obama’s ‘Fix-It-First’ plan is a great step toward […]

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High Speed Rail Summit – Speakers Include InfrastructureUSA Managing Director Steve Anderson

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

From the US High Speed Rail Association: Don’t miss this exciting high speed rail event of the year – High Speed Rail Summit DC.  The Nation’s capital is the place to be this February 11-13.   Business and political leaders will come together with the world’s top experts to bring high speed rail to America. High speed […]

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Interactive Map: The Transit Space Race 2013

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Above you’ll find a map of all the under construction and planned fixed guideway transit projects in the United States. These projects were gathered in 2012 from local sources including but not limited to, long range plans, discussions with local officials, and newspaper coverage. We understand that these projects are fluid and the estimates of cost as well as the projects themselves are subject to change frequently. This list should be seen as a snapshot in time and not a definitive source on the subject matter.

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Midsize Cities on the Move: A Look at the Next Generation of Rapid Bus, Bus Rapid Transit, and Streetcar Projects in the United States

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

RECONNECTING AMERICA Introduction Public transportation investments have helped to shape many of America’s cities. The largest metropolises typically have extensive rail and bus systems that provide mobility for commuters, residents, and visitors and serve as the backbone of the regional economy. The recent shutdown of the New York subway system as a result of Hurricane […]

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Are We There Yet? Creating Complete Communities for 21st Century America

Monday, October 1st, 2012

RECONNECTING AMERICA Introduction We all remember being a child on what seemed like an endless journey to grandma’s house or the grand canyon and asking “Are we there yet?” In America’s cities and towns, we are having one of those “Are we there yet?” moments — although it seems the GPS is malfunctioning and we […]

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Locating Affordable Housing Near Transit: A Strategic Economic Decision

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

RECONNECTING AMERICA The United States has entered an era marked by fiscal constraints, national economic restructuring, and major demographic shifts. Communities of all sizes — urban, suburban, and rural — must find ways to do more with less, while still meeting their residents’ daily needs. Transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and city and county governments […]

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How Transit-Oriented Development Can Help Get America to Work

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Faced with rising poverty rates, high unemployment, and a fragile economic recovery, more and more families are struggling to hold on to the American Dream — the fundamental belief that here, in the “land of opportunity,” anyone willing to work hard can get ahead, save for the future, and build a better life for themselves, their families and the next generation. Policymakers and the public alike are focused intently on what has always been the very linchpin of achieving that dream — jobs, jobs, jobs. Yet, in that pursuit, there is one critically important element that is often overlooked: the fact that today, simply getting from home to work and back again has become a growing challenge for many Americans.

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Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit Sustainable Corridor Implementation Plan

Monday, July 30th, 2012

RECONNECTING AMERICA Introduction Project Purpose In spring of 2011, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, was awarded a grant from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to prepare the Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit Sustainable Corridor Implementation Plan (Orange Line BRT Sustainable CIP). Metro, […]

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