I was shocked to see Ryan Homes' ads for a development in Brunswick, Maryland featuring an image of the MARC train. The ad is honest in pointing out that the location is about 60 miles from Baltimore or Washington. But the train service goes directly to DC. There isn't passenger train service directly to Baltimore.
And while it has probably taken the Washington Post a few decades to figure out the necessity of it, they are doing "house ads" promoting the ability to do ad searches for apartments with transit access as the primary criterion.
If you remember Post real estate sections from the 1980s-2007 or so, they were mostly full of ads for single family residential housing developments.
Both ads are from the Express, but I have seen similar ads promoting the apartment/transit search feature in the Washington Post also.
Labels: housing choice, real estate development, transit, transit oriented development