According to the Danbury News-Times, Connecticut Governor Malloy has proposed the creation of a statewide transit agency that would oversee transit station area development and would have the authority to exercise eminent domain. See article here. The plan is being met with stiff opposition by some municipal leaders who fear their communities will lose local land use authority in the station areas. If such legislation were to be enacted, it may allow for greater station area development coordination along transit corridors. We will continue to follow this story here at the TOD LINE.
The question of where and how to grow is central to securing a sustainable and equitable future for the 31-county New York – New Jersey – Connecticut region. With as many as four million new residents predicted for the region by 2050, Regional Plan Association staff and partners are wrestling with this question as the organization prepares its fourth Regional Plan of the tristate area since the organization was founded in the 1920s.