After a joint development project around one of Buffalo, NY’s Metro Rail stations, officials are talking about pursuing TOD around an additional seven stations to help generate revenue and increase ridership.
Station Area Planning
Planning for TOD is often dependent on the specific location of stations along a transit corridor. This week a few different discussions arose around early planning for rail lines in Seattle while in Denver, development possibilities increased next to an existing station.
This TOD Resource Guide by the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) is intended to serve as a resource to planners, citizens, elected officials, government agencies, local businesses, the development community, nonprofit organizations, and outside investors. The goal is to provide information about a variety of tools and implementation strategies that will help local … Continued
The purpose of this guidance document is to provide direction for joint-development partners on the design elements that UTA expects developers to consider and address in development plans, including connectivity and development form. These guidelines will be used by UTA staff in reviewing site plans and will formulate the basis for feedback and final acceptance … Continued
Public Policy and TOD uses case studies to determine the public policies and institutions necessary for transit-supportive development to occur. The case studies include three cities with rail systems and three with high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes or exclusive busways. The six case study cities are Houston, Texas; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; … Continued
This handbook lays out a comprehensive framework for understanding, designing and implementing transit-oriented development. The guidelines are also good practice for any area that wants to create a distinct, walkable community.
This Recommended Practice promotes the importance of design in the success of a transit project, including transit facilities and transit systems. Key principles of design are summarized, and specific tools to achieve design excellence are described, including design guidelines. Design and the design process are promoted for establishing an agency vision and sense of purpose, … Continued
This guidebook was developed to help transit agencies better address the connections among transit, land use planning, and development decision making. The guidebook promotes improved transit and land use decision making by providing transit agencies with the tools to be more effective at the decision-making table. The tools, which build on successful transit and land … Continued
This resource is a toolkit of practical and innovative measures to help Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO’s), regional planners, transit agencies, and local government elected officials, staff, land use planners, and transit planners integrate transit planning with local land use planning. This guide includes best practices, guidance, success stories, useful techniques, transferable examples, and lessons learned, … Continued
A Guidebook for Practitioners offers guidance to communities on patterns of development that encourage alternatives to the automobile for work and nonwork travel. It summarizes the key relationships between transit and urban form, outlines the role of transit in regional and corridor planning, and discusses the principles and tools for station-area planning and development.