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New Ridership Model Poised to Assist WMATA in Planning for a Changing Washington-Area

A landmark transit ridership model developed by the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) suggests that the location of job and households, the level of transit service, the cost of travel by different modes, and the level of transit fares all fundamentally shape the demand for ridership on Washington’s Metrorail system, Metro. Shared recently with Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) administrators and staff, the Origin-Destination Land Use Ridership Model (OD-LURM), helps inform the nature of rail ridership trends for Metro in the Washington metropolitan area. 

The Atlantic's CityLab Highlights Knaap's Work on Equity and Opportunity

NCSG PhD student Eli Knaap and his thesis work were featured in a new article in The Atlantic's online, urban-investigative arm, CityLab. The piece discusses the relative success of the Baltimore region's housing mobility program.

MM3 Proposal Deadline Extended to January 29

The NCSG invites proposals for presentations at Makeover Montgomery 3: Balancing Change in America’s Suburbs, a conference to be held May 4-6, 2016. The NCSG is co-hosting MM3 with the Montgomery County (MD) Planning Department. Proposals are now due by January 29.

NCSG Partners with UN and UB to Launch Sustainable Cities Initiative in Baltimore

The NCSG will work with the University of Baltimore, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Climate Nexus to envision a path to sustainable development for the City of Baltimore.

Transportation Investments and Economic Development: What Works, When and Why?

The NCSG hosted Glen Weisbrod for a brown bag webinar on October 12. Mr. Weisbrod spoke on how to best navigate debates over transportation projects and their impacts on economic development. View the recording online today.