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Brookings Institution: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America
Brookings Institution: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America
The Metropolitan Policy Program (MPP) at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. yesterday hosted “Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America,” an event that coincided with the release of Brookings’ first-of-its-kind analysis on public transit’s ability to link workers to ...
Live Near Your Work: D.C. Issues Grants to Support Homeownership
Live Near Your Work: D.C. Issues Grants to Support Homeownership
Washington, D.C.’s Office of Planning (OP) released a Request for Applications (RFA) for a Live Near Your Work (LNYW) pilot program. The RFA will provide grants for downpayment and closing cost assistance to individual employees in a matching homeownership grant ...
Research Recap, May 9: Biking to Work, Urban Contiguity, Power of Marketplaces
Research Recap, May 9: Biking to Work, Urban Contiguity, Power of Marketplaces
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. The Habit of Biking to Work For those considering participating in Bike to Work day on ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 6: Capital BikeShare Expansion, Improving Fuel Efficiency, Design for Urban Public Spaces
TheCityFix Picks, May 6: Capital BikeShare Expansion, Improving Fuel Efficiency, Design for Urban Public Spaces
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation Mobility ...
Ride Your Bike to Work in May
Ride Your Bike to Work in May
May is National Bike Month. Within Bike Month, the week of May 16-20 is designated as “Bike to Work” week, and Friday, May 20 is “Bike to Work” day. There are many events happening around the nation to promote this ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 29: Bike Share in Bangalore, Pakistan's Climate Plan, Chicago's Design Summit
TheCityFix Picks, April 29: Bike Share in Bangalore, Pakistan's Climate Plan, Chicago's Design Summit
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
By The City/For The City: Civic Involvement Improves New York
By The City/For The City: Civic Involvement Improves New York
The Institute for Urban Design (IfUD), a nonprofit organization fostering dialogue in urban planning, and the Project for Public Spaces (PPS), a nonprofit planning and design organization, are collecting ideas on how to design a better New York City through ...
Raising Revenues through Bus Advertisements
Raising Revenues through Bus Advertisements
The Charlotte-Area Transit System (CATS) signed a five-year, $2.6 million contract with Titan, a transit advertising company, to allow advertisements on its fleet of buses and light rail. The agreement gives Titan the exclusive right to sell and manage advertising on ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 22: Urban Agriculture, Exercise-Friendly Cities, Metro Crime
TheCityFix Picks, April 22: Urban Agriculture, Exercise-Friendly Cities, Metro Crime
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
New Report: Transit-Oriented Development Strategic Plan for Portland
New Report: Transit-Oriented Development Strategic Plan for Portland
The Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD), along with Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, released a new strategic plan to advance transit-oriented development (TOD)  in Portland, especially in areas outside of central Portland that have not had the same momentum for mixed-use and ...
"Smarter Traveler" App Manages Traffic Flow
"Smarter Traveler" App Manages Traffic Flow
IBM, along with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and California Center for Innovative Transportation at the University of California, Berkeley, announced a new effort to develop an intelligent transportation solution in managing traffic flow. The application, accessible through compatible smart ...
"Safe Passage" for Vulnerable Road Users
"Safe Passage" for Vulnerable Road Users
The City of Denton in Texas approved a traffic safety ordinance to assert the rights of the road for cyclists and other vulnerable road users. The “Vulnerable Road Users” or “Safe Passage” ordinance requires cars and light trucks to allow a ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 8: Superbuses, Bike-Friendly Universities, Vehicle-Plug Vexation
TheCityFix Picks, April 8: Superbuses, Bike-Friendly Universities, Vehicle-Plug Vexation
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Unconventional Wisdom: Integrating Transportation and Energy Policy
Unconventional Wisdom: Integrating Transportation and Energy Policy
The New America Foundation hosted a discussion on transportation, energy and climate policy today in Washington, D.C., in an effort to investigate the role of policy on influencing behavior change and possible policy solutions to the U.S.’s increasing demand on oil. ...
Research Recap, April 4: Electric Vehicle Savings, Climate-Changing Cities, Biofuels and Food Supply
Research Recap, April 4: Electric Vehicle Savings, Climate-Changing Cities, Biofuels and Food Supply
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Save Gas, Money and the Planet A new report by GTM Research maps out gasoline prices, ...
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