Livable Communities:Perspectives from other UTC’s<br />Jill Hough, Ph.D.<br />Small Urban & Rural Transit Center<br />Uppe...
“The essential purpose of the Federal transit law is not simply to fund the capital and operating costs of transit systems...
Recognize Need Transit and Livability<br />Need for a better understanding of relationship between transit and community l...
SURTC 2011 Transit and Community Livability Report<br />American Housing Survey Regions<br />Transit Livability Statistics...
Transit Livability Statistics Construction<br />Transit Availability<br />Transit Accessibility<br />Transit Use<br />Tran...
National Transit Livability Statistics<br />
What is Fargo doing about Livability?<br />Community of approximately 100,000 people<br />Large University Presence<br />M...
Trends<br />-More transit hybrid buses<br />-Better transit route frequency<br />-Increased transit ridership<br />-More b...
Livability – NDSU Campus<br />Mixed Use Buildings and High Frequency Transit Service<br />
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Livable Communities - Perspectives from Other UTCs

  1. 1. Livable Communities:Perspectives from other UTC’s<br />Jill Hough, Ph.D.<br />Small Urban & Rural Transit Center<br />Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute<br />North Dakota State University<br />
  2. 2. “The essential purpose of the Federal transit law is not simply to fund the capital and operating costs of transit systems; more generally, the purpose is to improve the quality of life in urban and rural communities through the use of transit systems, recognizing them as the lifeblood of livable communities.”<br /> - Federal Transit Administration Livable Communities Initiative<br />
  3. 3. Recognize Need Transit and Livability<br />Need for a better understanding of relationship between transit and community livability.<br />Need to measure the impact of federal policy on livability.<br />What are some measures?<br />SURTC 2011 Transit and Community Livability Report<br />Livability initiatives being incorporated into Fargo City Planning.<br />NDSU Campus Livability<br />
  4. 4. SURTC 2011 Transit and Community Livability Report<br />American Housing Survey Regions<br />Transit Livability Statistics<br />Regions<br />Urban<br />Rural<br />
  5. 5. Transit Livability Statistics Construction<br />Transit Availability<br />Transit Accessibility<br />Transit Use<br />Transit Desirability<br />Transit to Work<br />Vehicle Availability<br />
  6. 6. National Transit Livability Statistics<br />
  7. 7. What is Fargo doing about Livability?<br />Community of approximately 100,000 people<br />Large University Presence<br />Major Employers<br />Growing Public Transit Use<br />
  8. 8. Trends<br />-More transit hybrid buses<br />-Better transit route frequency<br />-Increased transit ridership<br />-More bike lanes<br />-More walkable community<br />-Redevelopment near campus<br />
  9. 9. Livability – NDSU Campus<br />Mixed Use Buildings and High Frequency Transit Service<br />

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