Publication Library

Publication Library

Impact of Transportation on Affordability: An Analysis of Auto Costs

Commissioned by the Manhattan Strategy Group, with CNT work by Sofia Becker, Peter Haas, Stephanie Morse, and Linda Young
December, 2012

This December 2012 paper calculates expenditures on a variety of costs of car ownership from the 2006-2010 waves of the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CEX). The Consumer Expenditure Survey is conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and tracks the...Read more

 

West Cook County COD+TOD Report

by CNT
October, 2012

Report lays out two interconnected strategies (cargo-oriented development and transit-oriented development) to generate economic development and preserve natural resources in the western suburbs of Cook County. Together, these strategies can be harnessed to mitigate suburban sprawl and take cars and...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_WestCookCountyCODTOD.pdf

 

Losing Ground: The Struggle of Moderate-Income Households to Afford the Rising Costs of Housing and Transportation

by CNT + The Center for Housing Policy
October, 2012

Report draws the latest five-year data from the American Communities Survey and finds that for the average family in the 25 largest U.S. metro areas, any income gains made in the last decade have been erased—and then some—by the skyrocketing...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_LosingGround.pdf

 

Urban Flooding in the Great Lakes States, A Municipality/Utility Survey Report

by CNT
September, 2012

The purpose of this survey is to develop an understanding of the effect of flooding on Great Lakes cities and to identify strategies to manage the problem. By providing a baseline of practices and policies among municipal stormwater/sewer utilities, the...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_UrbanFlooding.pdf

 

People, Water, and the Great Lakes: Ready for Change?

by CNT
September, 2012

The “Smart Water for Smart Regions” initiative offers a blueprint for the responsible and sustainable utilization of water in the Great Lakes states.Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_ReadyforChange.pdf

 

Water Loss Control in the Great Lakes States, A Utility Survey Report

by CNT
September, 2012

This survey report provides a baseline of current water loss practices and policies among water supply utilities that can be used to support collaboration in developing strategies for improvement.Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_WaterLossControl.pdf

 

Recommendations for Integrated Water Resources Planning in Lake Zurich

by CNT, CMAP, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, MPC, Village of Lake Zurich
August, 2012

The report provides objective, external analysis and recommendations to advise the Village of Lake Zurich as it develops an integrated water resources plan.Read more

 

Economic Effects of Public Investment in Transportation and Directions for the Future

CNT
May, 2012

This report, written by CNT for the State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI), examines current economic analysis practices in state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) through examples in nine state transportation agencies and an extensive literature review. For additional understanding of the...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon ScorecardReport.pdf

 

Prospering in Place: Linking Jobs, Development, and Transit to Spur Chicago’s Economy

by CNT
February, 2012

A call to action that embraces the goals of the Chicago region’s GO TO 2040 plan and translates them into a place-based blueprint for prosperity. It shows how to restore location efficiency and create new jobs and economic vitality based...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_ProsperinginPlace.pdf

 

Safe, Decent and Affordable: Transportation Costs of Affordable Housing in the Chicago Region

by CNT
January, 2012

CNT applied the H+T Index to 248 multifamily properties financed by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) from 2001-2008 in the Chicago region. The study reveals the average transportation costs in these locations and measures the degree to which residents...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_SDA.pdf

 

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