Down By The Station: Exploring the Benefits of Rail Transit in the 21st Century

January 16, 2007

In this keynote presentation at the Lehigh Valley Transportation Forum, Robert Puentes discusses the potential benefits that accrue to communities that pursue effective and efficient rail transportation. But rather than focusing on congestion relief, Puentes emphasizes redevelopment and growth related strategies that benefit from such transit investments. Marked demographic changes—especially in the make-up of households—provides the opportunity for this discussion and are giving some older cities a second look.

The metro program hosts and participates in a variety of public forums. To view a complete list of these events, please visit the metro program’s Research and Commentary page which provides copies of major speeches, PowerPoint presentations, event transcripts, and event summaries.