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Because transportation investments are so inextricably linked with urban form, because they matter greatly for real estate decision making, and because they are so vital to national and metropolitan prosperity, for the past five years ULI has made it a priority to engage in national, state and regional conversations about the future of surface transportation policy. This work has been generously supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and other partners.

This work encompasses:

  • Dialogue about the federal surface transportation program and priorities for reform
  • Exploration of opportunities to better link transportation investment and funding decisions to land use
  • Discussion of how to fund and plan transportation solutions for compact development in suburban locations

Transportation Initiatives



Transportation Bill Signed Into LawUrban Land. September 11, 2012.

Transportation, Land Use and Tolling, Call for IdeasInfrastructure Update. July 19, 2012.

New Transportation Bill Passes with Bipartisan Support. Urban Land. July 3, 2012.

Regional Transit: Regrouping in the Tampa Bay Area. Urban Land. June 15, 2012.

MAP-21: A Step in the Right DirectionUrban Land. March 19, 2012.

Seattle and Suburbs Find Innovative Compromise to Save Transit. Urban Land. August 22, 2011.

An Analysis of the President’s Budget on Transportation and Infrastructure. Urban Land. March 3, 2011.

Cross-Sector Partnerships for Equitable TOD. Urban Land. November 18, 2010.

Connecting Florida. Urban Land. November 17, 2010.

New Report Highlights Climate Benefits of Compact Development. The Trust for Public Land. June 23, 2010.