This APTA report, “focuses on key issues critical to private investors as they consider investments or future expansion into the public transportation industry. Investment questions typically focus on transit financing, sources, process, and dependability, funding targets for investments, and funding needs.”
This report by Greg Lewis of the Northeast-Midwest Institute, “highlights a few examples of cutting-edge, environmentally cognizant, brownfields rejuvenation projects. In addition, the following pages discuss additional brown-to-green opportunities for our nation’s abandoned industrial landscapes.”
The Center for Transit-Oriented Development, “has updated its Realizing the Potential: Expanding Housing Opportunities Near Transit study for the FTA and HUD, which assessed strategies to promote mixed-income housing along five transit corridors in Boston, Charlotte, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Denver and Portland. The new study, Realizing the Potential: One Year Later, finds the downturn in the housing market is playing out very differently in the five regions, and that it hasn’t increased home ownership opportunities for working families.”
This report by Evans Paull of the Northeast-Midwest Institute, “seeks to summarize established quantifiable impacts of brownfields redevelopment in the areas of environmental, economic, community, and fiscal effects. The approach is primarily a literature review. The author has relied on existing research, which has been assembled, compared, and analyzed in order to highlight the most relevant data and reconcile different findings.”
This report was released by ICF International.
This white paper by CEOs for Cities argues that, “the collapse of America’s housing bubble—and its reverberations in financial markets—has obscured a tectonic shift in housing demand. Although housing prices are in decline almost everywhere, price declines are generally far more severe in far-flung suburbs and in metropolitan areas with weak close-in neighborhoods. The reason for this shift is rooted in the dramatic increase in gas prices over the past five years. Housing in cities and neighborhoods that require lengthy commutes and provide few transportation alternatives to the private vehicle are falling in value more precipitously than in more central, compact and accessible places.”
This NGA report assesses a number transportation funding strategies and includes pros and cons for each as well as examples of where the mechanisms are currently being used.
This report by APTA, “answers how much net C02 public transportation is saving in the U.S., how much additional C02 savings are possible if loads are increased, what is the significance of non-public transportation commuter use and what can households do to save more, and finally are there favorable land use impacts that public transportation contributes to the environment and social benefits?”