facebook twitter linkedin youtube

Fostering TOD in CT: A Discussion with CT DOT Commissioner Jim Redeker

August 28, 2014 at 2:09 pm

CTfastrak_bus_branded_med_ad_44ab (1)Connecticut is undergoing a transportation transformation, and Governor Malloy is leading the charge with the help and support of Department of Transportation Commissioner Jim Redeker. “Governor Malloy is deeply committed to transportation as an investment in Connecticut’s infrastructure,” says Commissioner Redeker.

Stemming from the Governor’s experience as the Mayor of Stamford,[1] Governor Malloy has a grasp of the importance of transportation infrastructure and Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) to the future of Connecticut according to the Commissioner according to the Commissioner. The Governor clearly sees the connection between transportation, the state’s economic well-being and the quality of life for the state’s residents. Commissioner Redeker explains: “Finding smart, practical ways to connect housing and employment centers to transportation is an important initiative of the Governor’s administration and serves a critical step to growing the state’s economy and making Connecticut a more vibrant place to work and live. The projects that we’re supporting will help these towns and surrounding regions take tangible steps in making their communities more walkable, more accessible, and more attractive to residents and employers alike.”[2]

New Rochelle Looking to Become TOD Hub

August 4, 2014 at 11:36 am

New Rochelle 11(2)By: Marissa Weiss, JD anticipated May 2016

How do you become the preferred transit-oriented destination in the New York Metropolitan area? New Rochelle is currently looking for the answer by inviting developers to invest and partner with the City on potential TOD projects. The City recently published two documents: a Transit-Oriented Development Smart Growth Study, initiated by the New York and Connecticut Sustainable Communities Consortium, and a Request for Qualifications: Master Developer for Transit-Oriented & Downtown Development Clusters, based upon the study’s research. The City hopes to create “an active, mixed-use district with convenient, safe, and pleasant access” to the New Rochelle Transportation Center.