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167422-1 Report Abstract

Public Transit and Livable Communities: Corpus Christi “After” Evaluation

Laura Higgins and Robin Rabinowitz, Texas A&M University, October 2003, 60 pp. (167422-1)

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has a major initiative underway focusing on using transit to enhance livable communities. The Corpus Christi Regional Transit Authority (RTA) received a Livable Community grant from the FTA in 1995. This grant has been used to make physical improvements around two of the RTA’s transit stations, located in a low income area of the city, and to develop additional social service programs to serve local residents. Assessing the impact of this project, as well as other FTA Livable Community projects throughout the country can provide a better understanding of the role transit can play in ensuring sustainable transportation systems. This research project examined the approaches taken by the RTA and by other Livable Community projects and the effects of those approaches on transit systems and the communities.

Keywords: Transit, Livable Communities Initiative, Urban Renewal

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