Rachel MacCleery is managing director of ULI’s infrastructure initiative.
Special assessments, which tie property taxes directly to benefits, are being used in some of the country’s highest-profile transit projects.
When it comes to planning and funding metropolitan transit systems, regional cooperation and buy-in is essential, said panelists at ULI’s Fall Meeting in Denver.
The new federal transportation bill presents both promise and peril for people interested in thriving urban places, said panelists at a session yesterday during ULI’s Fall Meeting in Denver.
On July 6, representatives of ULI joined other transportation leaders at the White House for the signing by President Obama of MAP-21, the two-year reauthorization of the federal transportation program.
The new transportation law, Moving Ahead with for Progress in the 21st Century, maintains federal funding for existing programs and includes several provisions that may be beneficial to smart growth policies.