Is Purple the New Green?Date: Fri, April 1st 2011
Additional Time Info: 7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Panel on the Economic Impact of Light Rail on the Takoma/Langley Crossroads
Have you been wondering how light rail is different from Metro? What are the factors that affect redevelopment and economic activity near light rail stations? How will light rail development affect properties and businesses?
Our panel of experts, moderated by Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin, discussed these issues and more in a series of presentations with a unique perspective. The entire event, including the public Q&A session, is available as a streaming video through the City TV station. Individual presentation slides are available below in PDF format.
Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin
Kate Bolinger, BBP & Associates LLC, "What's Mode Got to Do with It?" View presentation
Gerrit J. Knaap, PhD, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, on the economics of real estate development and light rail. View presentation
Marsha Kaiser, Parsons Brinkerhoff/Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), on recent modeling by MTA on the economic impact of the Purple Line. View presentation
Francine Waters, Lerner Enterprise, White Flint Partnership and recently appointed to the Montgomery County Transit Task Force. View presentation
Takoma Park Auditorium, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912