June 23, 2015

Housing + Transit

WHAT DO TRANSIT AGENCIES NEED, WHAT CAN THEY DO, FOR EQUITABLE TOD? By Linda Wheaton, HCD NPH’s June Brown Bag Workshop, presented by Linda Wheaton from HCD, Heather Hood of Enterprise, Abby Thorne-Lyman of BART, and Nathan Landau of AC Transit highlighted that ridership and revenue are top transit agency priorities. Affordable housing is a studied means to increase ridership. Examples of stakeholder-identified needs prioritize the customer experience with service integration, bus rapid transit, pedestrian & bicycle access improvements, transit-oriented development (TOD) and passenger information systems. Panelists noted the Federal Transit Administration’s New Starts program includes provisions in both the land use and…
February 8, 2016

News Alert: BART Adopts Affordable Housing Policy

On Thursday, January 28th, the BART Board of Directors voted 6-3 to adopt a policy that requires that 20% of all housing developed on BART land must be affordable to very low and low income households!
October 9, 2016

The Rail~Volution Conference: Building Livable Communities with Transit

The Rail~Volution conference is four days of energizing events that connects citizen activists, developers, nonprofit and business leaders, planners, local elected officials, community and housing advocates, transportation system operators and government officials from around the country to discuss best practices, focus on real-world solutions and provide the tools needed to transform communities with transit. For 20 years, Rail~Volution has focused on transit and transit oriented development. Over 95% surveyed agree that their skills, capability and leadership grew as a result…