Travel Behavior of Residents of Transit-Oriented Development in the Inland Empire

This project describes how environmental goals are required in the Sustainable Communities Strategy plans mandated by SB 375, and many other regional and local planning efforts. Part of that coordination involves clustering development near transit services (transit-oriented development). This effort requires high quality, local information about the travel behavior of those who live in transit-oriented development (TOD). The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) scholars are working on modeling tools to better understand and predict these effects, but information is lacking about the travel behavior of those living in TODs. This proposal follows two previous California studies of the travel behavior of those who live in transit-oriented development (TOD). There are two new foci represented in this proposal - studying bus and commuter rail TOD, and studying the Inland Empire. The project involves a survey of the residents who live in multi-family residential buildings within 1/2 mile of high capacity bus and commuter rail lines. The results will be used to understand how travel behavior and auto ownership vary with transit proximity and to understand the factors that affect those relationships. The results will be useful for modelers and policy makers in the Inland Empire and across the state.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $49817.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
    • Project Managers:

      Thornton, Rusty

    • Performing Organizations:

      California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

      3801 West Temple Avenue
      Pomona, CA  United States  91768
    • Principal Investigators:

      Willson, Richard

    • Start Date: 20091001
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20100930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 24408

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461816
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Leonard Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 2009-NBG-1055
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:52PM