In order to more effectively understand what Livability and Sustainability means at FTA we have provided a few case studies. These are to act as a resource for those looking to bring "livability" to their localities. Livability can take many different forms and can positively impact people in all areas. We hope that some of these case studies can inspire innovation and motivate communities to work for a livable and sustainable community.
Regional Case Studies
Source: Fairmount/Indigo CDC Collaborative
Fairmount/Indigo Line, Boston, MA (PDF)
Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, NJ (PDF)
Source: Metropolitan Council
Central Corridor Light Rail, St. Paul, MN (PDF)
Streetcar Expansion, New Orleans, LA (PDF)
Troost MAX BRT Kansas City, MO (PDF)
Source: Denver Housing Authority
South Lincoln Redevelopment, Denver, CO (PDF)
Source: LA Metro
Wilshire/Vermont, Los Angeles, CA (PDF)
Source: King County DOT
Village at Overlake Station, Redmond, WA (PDF)
Rural and Small-Town Case Studies
Source: Downeast Transportation
Downeast Transportation, ME (PDF)
Source: Pelivan Transit
Pelivan Transit, OK (PDF)
Source: Mason Transit
Mason Transit, WA (PDF)
Below are additional livability case studies.
- Atlanta Regional Commission Livable Centers Initiative (LCI)
- Denver Transit Oriented Development
- Oakland Fruitvale Transit Village
- "Quad Cities" - Iowa / Illinois
- Tennessee Intercity Bus Program
- San Francisco Transbay Transit Center
- Travel Washington State Program
Training Planning Capacity Building (TPCB): Jointly administered by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Highway Administration (FHWA), with assistance from the U.S. DOT's Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, TPCB products and services provide information, training, and technical assistance to the transportation professionals responsible for planning for the capital, operating, and maintenance needs of transportation systems in urban and rural communities. The TPCB web-site includes extensive resources related to transportation and development of livable communities.
More Coming Soon!
Do you know of a great example of a livable and sustainable community? If so, send an email to Crystal Frederick, at firstname.lastname@example.org and we may be able to add your project to our case study list!