Demographics

Fact sheet: Growing Support for Transit-Oriented Development

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Americans increasingly support transit oriented development. They value the opportunity to more fully integrate lifestyle with mobility options, and they are rethinking priorities when deciding where to live and how to travel for work and play. Evidence of this trend includes support for changes in land use and zoning regulations in their communities and a … Continued

Effects of TOD on Housing, Parking, and Travel

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TCRP Report 128 – The objectives of this research are to (1) determine the behavior and motivation of TOD residents, employees, and employers in their mode choice; (2) identify best practices to promote TOD-related transit ridership; and (3) recommend contextual use of best practices. The results of this research may be used by project, land-use, … Continued

Do TODs Make a Difference?

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The United States is moving into a new era of metropolitan development and form. The demographic, economic and finance drivers that made America a suburban nation may have run their course. America will see a shift toward infill and redevelopment. Facilitating this will be fixed-guideway transit systems and the transit oriented developments (TODs) they serve. … Continued

A Health Impact Assessment of Transit-Oriented Development at the Quitman Light Rail Station in Houston, Texas

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This study uses a specialized tool—a health impact assessment, or HIA—to evaluate the health impacts of transit-oriented development (TOD) in a neighborhood surrounding a soon-to-be-completed light rail station in Houston, Texas. The station we chose for this pilot assessment is the Quitman station, which is located just north of downtown Houston, at the intersection of … Continued

Mixed-Income Housing TOD Action Guide

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This guide was developed to ensure TOD planning processes result in neighborhoods that include households of all income levels. The guide “walks” users through a three-step analysis to determine the most effective strategies and tools. The first step involves collecting data on the community’s demographics and economic and physical conditions (an inventory of the housing … Continued

Preserving Affordability and Access in Livable Communities: Subsidized Housing Opportunities Near Transit and the 50+ Population

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In the next five years as many as 160,000 renters in 20 metro areas could lose their affordable apartments near transit because the contracts on their privately-owned HUD-subsidized rental units are due to expire. The renewed popularity of urban living means that properties in walkable neighborhoods near transit have increased in value, and that property … Continued

Trends in Transit-Oriented Development, 2000–2010

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Abstract: After decades of decline, public transportation ridership grew 36 percent from 1995 through 2008, almost three times the growth rate of the U.S. population (14%) and substantially more than the growth for vehicle miles of travel on our nation’s streets and highways (21%). This report analyzes the trends in transit regions and transit-oriented developments … Continued

National TOD Database

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The National TOD Database a tool for planners, developers, government officials, and academics, the Database provides economic and demographic information for every existing and proposed fixed guideway transit station in the U.S. The Database includes 4,417 existing stations and 1,583 proposed stations in 54 metropolitan areas, as of December 2011 Data are available at three … Continued