Transforming Communities with Transit

Mariia Zimmerman, Principal of MZ Strategies, LLC joins regional leaders from across the greater Minneapolis-St.Paul region on May 22 at the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies annual research conference to discuss the impacts of recent transit investments. Zimmerman will facilitate a policy session focused on the role transit plays on regional job accessibility, economic development and real estate, and the funding and social equity implications of accelerating transit investment to serve more suburban and urban communities.

More information on the session, including details on registration are available through this link.

This session builds upon the findings from the Transitway Impact Research Program (TIRP), a multi-year, cross disciplinary effort to explore the impacts of transitways on regional land use, travel patterns and economy. TIRP was launched in 2006 by the Hennepin–University Partnership and has grown to include a mix of state, regional, and local jurisdictional partners  Last fall, MZ Strategies authored a 24-page research summary that highlights key findings from the past 8 year's of TIRP research.