This first edition of the Livability in Transportation Guidebook is based on research conducted by ICF International with support from AECOM. The primary authors of this document are Harrison Rue, Lisa McNally, Kathleen Rooney, Pepper Santalucia, Mary Raulerson, Jane Lim-Yap, Joel Mann, and Dan Burden, with Guidebook design by Stephanie Bogue. Significant and invaluable discussion, review, and input were provided by the FHWA and FTA project management team and reviewers.
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Cover photo credits, clockwise from left:
Church Street Marketplace, Burlington, VT: Harrison Rue
Before-and-after photo-simulations of proposed Places29 multimodal corridor strategy, Albemarle County, VA. Courtesy Urban Advantage, Albemarle County, Virginia DOT, and Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission.
Pedestrian suspension bridge under US1/301 Bridge over James River, Richmond, VA: Dan Burden
Charlotte Blue Line light rail, with new South End transit-oriented development: Dan Burden
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