TRANSIT-RELATED JOINT DEVELOPMENT IN SMALL CITIES: AN APPRAISAL OF OPPORTUNITIES AND PRACTICE

This report is the result of a first-year research project in the University Transportation Centers Program. This research examines three issues: (1) How can a smaller city determine the proper type and scale of transit-based joint development, given specific conditions found in the community? (2) What are the likely economic development impacts of a project involving a transit facility and private businesses? (3) How can a joint development project benefit day-to-day operations of the local transit system? Part I of the report examines principles and practical considerations in joint development projects. This section ties together the theory and practice of transit-based joint development, providing a method for evaluating current and future joint development efforts. The authors provide the different institutional relationships possible in joint development activities. Part II examines actual transit-based joint development applications in smaller cities. At one extreme is a rural town where the elderly and handicapped system has participated in local economic development efforts; and at the other is a small urban area with a conventional fixed route bus system that has applied the approach of joint development more typical of larger cities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study was funded by the University Transportation Centers Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    Public Policy Center
    227 South Quadrangle
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242-1192
  • Authors:
    • Forkenbrock, D J
    • Walther, E S
    • Foster, NSJ
    • Burt, M W
    • Sigel, L C
  • Publication Date: 1990-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00607238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1991 12:00AM