Transit Oriented Development and The Potential for VMT-related Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Reduction

This report examines the greenhouse gas reduction potential of TOD, in terms of the transport sector, and measures the emissions reduction potential of six types of neighborhoods centered on fixed rail transit stops. The study shows that for every household, the number of cars owned and the number of miles driven is largely determined by where that household lives. This study also examines real-world potential to use transit and transit-oriented development as an emissions reduction strategy in three different future development scenarios for the Chicago metropolitan area.