Trends in Transit-Oriented Development 2000-2010

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 (TOD) from 2000 to 2010, illuminating changes in how and where we live, travel, and work. This analysis focuses on the regions and the ½-mile radius around station areas that existed in 2000 and 2010 and provides a snapshot of station areas in systems that came on line after 2000. Three case studies provide a closer look at how TOD impacts local communities. Investment in new fixed-guideway transit systems surged, and the number of regions with systems increased 43 percent, from 28 to 40. More households chose to live near transit in compact, mixed-use TOD communities closer to jobs and daily destinations, with easy access to transit, less reliance on automobiles, and more cost-of-living protection from volatile gas price spikes.

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    Center for Transit-Oriented Development

    436 14th St., Suite 1005
    Oakland, CA  United States  94612

    Center for Neighborhood Technology

    2125 West North Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60647

    Reconnecting America

    1707 L Street, N.W., Suite 210
    Washington, DC    20036

    Strategic Economics

    2991 Shattuck Avenue
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94705-1871

    Federal Transit Administration

    Office of Planning and Environment, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 2014-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 57p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01536055
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA Report No. 0050
  • Contract Numbers: CA-26-1007-05
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2014 2:58PM