Transit tax break falls, driving benefit goes up
WHYY (Penn.), January 3, 2012
Geoff Anderson, president and CEO of Smart Growth for America, says the public transit benefit was briefly on par with breaks to pay to park at work. That benefit went up this year from $230 to $240. “I think everything is sort of under budget scrutiny right now,” says Anderson. What we can afford is “certainly a legitimate question, but then I’d ask it about subsidies for all the different forms of transportation.”
Smart-growth trend shifting focus away from sprawl
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (N.Y.), January 3, 2012
Shifting demographic and economic factors, coupled with a state policy that encourages smart-growth principles, signal a shift in the decades-old debate over suburban sprawl.
New Orleans: Federal Housing, Environmental Policies Clash
City Limits (N.Y.), January 4, 2012
Obama is trying to reverse that legacy with HUD’s Sustainable Communities initiative—which takes a cross-agency approach to build more cohesive, connected regions wherein transit development coordinates with housing development and job growth—and the Choice Neighborhoods program for transforming isolated public housing developments into integrated, mixed-income neighborhoods.