Tag Archives: Transportation

Mortgage defaults and proximity to walkability, open space, and public parks

A recent study published by Fannie Mae identifies specific locational factors that reduce the risk of mortgage default – specifically commute time, use of rail transit, walkability, the presence of retail uses, the integration of affordable housing, and proximity to … Continue reading

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Time running out to comment on MAP-21

Until this Sunday, USDOT is taking online public comment on how the new transportation law, MAP-21, should be implemented. USDOT is using a sort of voting system to gauge support for specific ideas. (This effort is focused on freight and … Continue reading

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Setting the course for bike-ped funding for New York

PTNY is dedicated to maximizing the new transportation bill’s impact on funding trails and infrastructure that supports and encourages bicycling and walking.  Our state leaders and agency officials will play a much larger role in deciding how to use their … Continue reading

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Down but not out–What the new transportation bill means for biking and walking

Friday, the House and Senate finally passed a new two-year federal surface transportation bill that will have a profoundly negative effect on funding for trails, bicycling and walking. It’s a shocking setback for active transportation, but we could have lost everything … Continue reading

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Tell Congress TODAY: Transportation is more than just cars

It’s crunch time for federal transportation funding and the inclusion of provisions for bicycling and walking.  Please join thousands across the nation today for a National Call-in Day on Transportation. It’s easy and will only take a few minutes. Call … Continue reading

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Senator Charles Schumer Endorses Bike/Ped Access on Albany Bridge

Senator Charles Schumer urged that any reconstruction of the railroad bridge connecting Albany and Rensselaer include bicycle and pedestrian access at a press conference on May 7 on the shores of the  Hudson River.   PTNY has been leading a coalition to … Continue reading

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Study asks: Do bike paths promote bike biding?

From an article published on TheAtlanticCities.com: “The “fundamental law of road congestion” tells us that building roads creates traffic. There’s such a latent demand for space on the highway that no sooner does it appear than it’s filled. But whether … Continue reading

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BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN PROGRAMS UNDER ATTACK! Several are on the cutting room floor of a new Senate Bill

The following is directly from The Newsletter of National Association of Recreation Resource Planners: The full Senate Environmental and Public Works (EPW) Committee unanimously approved its bipartisan two-year highway reauthorization bill (S. 1813) today by an 18-0 vote. The bill, … Continue reading

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Trail funding under attack… again!

Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding under Attack Again Contact your Senators Again Today to Save Transportation Enhancements Funding It’s happening again. Just one month ago, Sen. Coburn (R-OK) failed in his efforts to strip funding for Transportation Enhancements from the six-month … Continue reading

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Date set for Rochester Transportation and Infrastructure Listening Session

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Congressman John L. Mica (R-FL) is hosting listening sessions and other meetings around the country to inform the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s drafting of a long-term reauthorization of the nation’s surface transportation programs. The Committee is … Continue reading

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