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Empty Spaces: Real Parking Needs at Five TODs

More evidence that TODs generate fewer vehicle trips and utilize less parking than ITE guidelines estimate.

Untapped Potential: Opportunities for affordable homes and neighborhoods near transit

RPA’s recent study provides a broad look at the current state and future of TOD in the New York metro region.

Manual on Bicycle and Pedestrian Connections to Transit

FTA Report No. 0111 outlines best practices to make transit stations as accessible and safe as possible for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Review: Fiscal Impacts of Transit-Oriented Development Projects

ULI-Washington & ULI-Baltimore examine the fiscal impacts of TOD projects.

Financing Transit-Oriented Development with Land Values

Financing Transit-Oriented Development with Land Values, land value capture (LVC) techniques for developing countries, with application for the US.

Moving an Age-Friendly DC

Moving an Age-Friendly DC

A look at transportation for seniors in our nation’s capital and recommendations for meeting this growing demographic’s needs.

Resources Highlight Maryland’s TOD Potential

A new online resource released by the State of Maryland promotes TOD policies and opportunities at the state’s more than 100 transit station

LISC: Our Investments in Transit-Oriented Development

Four Corners Neighborhood Map

Promoting the welfare of existing residents and newcomers alike is the goal when the Local Initiatives Support Corporation takes on a TOD project.

Smart Growth and Economic Success: The Business Case

This new publication explores the benefits for businesses of choosing a regional location with smart growth features. Produced by EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities, The report discusses how business choosing locations with housing and transportation options, a mix of uses in close proximity, and a high quality of life can benefit from economic advantages – increased productivity and innovation, access to labor and stronger retail sales – while improving environmental outcomes.

Location Affordability Portal

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the US Department of Transportation recently launched the Location Affordability Portal, a web-based tool that estimates the cost of housing and transportation based on location.

These necessities represent the two largest costs incurred by families. The average American family spends more than half of its income on just these two expenses.  Developed with the assistance of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, the Location Affordability Portal is a user-friendly source of information on combined housing and transportation costs that can help families, real estate professionals, housing counselors, policymakers, and developers make more informed decisions about where to live, work, and invest.

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