Infrastructure Financing Options for Transit-Oriented Development (EPA Office of Sustainable Communities Smart Growth Program, 2013)

A new report from the EPA Office of Sustainable Communities Smart Growth Program provides information about funding mechanisms and strategies that communities can use to provide innovative financing options for transit oriented development. It explains dozens of tools that provide traditional

Kansas City’s streetcar silver bullet?

By Bill Holloway Later this month, 730 residents of a special taxing district in downtown Kansas City will vote on a plan to tax themselves and area shoppers a total of $10 million per year for the next 25 years to pay the construction and operating costs for a 2-mile streetcar circulator. This

Banking on Infrastructure: Enhancing State revolving Funds for Transportation (Brookings Institution, 2012)

A new policy brief on state infrastructure financing, written by Brookings Transportation Senior Fellow Rob Puentes and Jennifer Thompson of Parsons Brinkerhoff,  is a primer on how states can leverage public and private funds, including federal funds and loan programs, to finance state and