Connecting the Dots… to a Better ConnecticutTransit System
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EST
Hartford, CT, United States
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Connecticut has increasing transit resources - bus lines, Metro-North, Shoreline East, the new CTfastrak and, soon, the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield commuter rail line. But true transit success only comes with well-planned development that allows for the full utilization of those resources: housing, jobs, training, healthcare and recreation at transit stops. This workshop will explore what we can learn from other states with similar challenges that have successfully implemented Transit-Oriented Development. We will look at how we can utilize our state resources to leverage financing to spark economic, housing and neighborhood development and ensure that transit effectively connects those who need it most to the services they use.
The forum will be valuable to planners because:
o They will learn what our state agencies have been investing in and the tools the state agencies have available for planners and municipalities.
o Keynote speaker Chris Zimmerman will shed light on how other states have invested in successful corridor development and how to avoid the pitfalls of TOD that disenfranchises low and moderate income families so that development investment can be more equitable.
Emily Hultquist, AICP