I consider how our regulatory process affects transit planning in my latest Planetizen post.
From a speech to the annual meeting of the American Public Transportation Association: Last year, public transportation ridership reached its highest level in 50 years. While this upward trend is tremendously encouraging, it is overloading many of your systems, and making the need for infrastructure investment all the more pressing. The question is not whether […]
Before very recently, I knew very little about Dallas, Texas. That changed for two reasons. First, it’s the location of the site used for this year’s Urban Land Institute Hines Student Urban Design Competition. I was a member of a team at the University of Maryland that submitted an entry, creating a land use and […]
Where should a proposed rail link between Metro’s suburban Maryland spokes cross the University of Maryland campus? A debate between top administrators and students is brewing on campus about whether the Purple Line should stop at the student union or a quarter of a mile to the north. At issue: the meaning of the campus master plan, pedestrian safety, and perhaps an antiquated “aggie” mentality that placed the College Park Metro station over a mile from campus.
I am doing some research and hope some readers here can help. I’m looking for: Examples of low to moderate density residential neighborhoods connected by a street grid to moderate density retail or mixed use districts. Neighborhoods near busy roads and with high income levels would be a plus. Example track cross sections and other […]
Which U.S. city has spent over $400 million to begin construction of an approved transit system of over 50 miles of rail lines? What other city recently kicked off a $6 billion project to build over 100 miles of new commuter and light rail, nearly quadrupling the size of the existing system? Charlotte, North Carolina […]