Folks in Minnesota have been talking about new transportation funding sources. The conversation is at the state level and has included the use of localized value capture. The most interesting thing in my opinion is that thoughtful academic research is being relied upon to define the concepts to voters. Wow!
Here's an example blog post and an example news article. Many thanks to David Levinson for making value capture an approachable topic!
Ian Carlton is a transportation and land use expert specializing in transit-oriented development (TOD). He helps clients - including transit agencies, planning departments, and landowners - optimize real estate development around transit.
Special thanks to Burt Gregory at Mithun for permission to use the Portland Streetcar image above.