Regional Opportunities and Challenges for Transit Oriented Development: The Case of 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. The proposed 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 area. 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 looks into innovative practices for financing TOD projects. Task 3 designs and conducts a survey of transit agencies, cities and MPOs concerning their perceived barriers to TOD in the Texas Triangle. Task 4 studies Texas codes, statutory documents, and local regulations related to land use and transportation. Task 5 develops a regional TOD typology for the potential sites in the Texas Triangle and proposes guidelines for TOD planning and design for each type. Finally, Task 6 develops TOD implementation strategies focusing on value capture techniques. The proposed research activities will be integrated into a planning studio scheduled for fall 2017 in collaboration with Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) in the Austin area.

    Project

    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $38,403
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747135

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      University Transportation Centers Program

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      University Transportation Centers Program

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions

      University of Texas at Austin
      Austin, TX  United States  78712
    • Principal Investigators:

      Zhang, Ming

    • Start Date: 20171001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01651012
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747135
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Nov 17 2017 3:58PM