Regional Opportunities and Challenges for Transit Oriented Development: The Case of the Texas Triangle

Transit-oriented development (TOD) has been largely the practice of local communities and transit agencies, but few have explored TOD opportunities and challenges from a regional perspective. This research aims to fill the gap, with a focus on the Texas Triangle. The project contains six tasks. Task 1 summarizes the types and service characteristics of transit systems in the Texas Triangle. Task 2 reviews literature on TOD, paying particular attention to TOD planning/design guidelines and policies/tools for implementation from a regional, state, or national perspective. This task also investigates innovative practices for financing TOD projects. Task 3 designs and conducts a survey of transit agencies, cities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), state agencies, and relevant private sectors concerning their perceived barriers to TOD in the Texas Triangle. Task 4 interviews key stakeholders of TOD to form a case study in Austin, Texas. Task 5 develops TOD implementation strategies focusing on value capture techniques. The research activities were integrated into a planning studio in the fall of 2017. Finally, Task 6 develops a regional TOD typology for sites in the Texas Triangle and proposes guidelines for TOD planning and design for each type.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 256p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01678460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CM2-3
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747135
  • Created Date: Aug 9 2018 9:07AM