Promoting Transit-Oriented Developments (TODs): Policy Options, Strategies and Tools to Facilitate TOD-supportive Land Use/Zoning and Use of Transit- and TOD-generated Land Value Increase to Fund TODs

TODs are being constructed nationally as a tool to increase transit ridership and reduce vehicles miles travelled (VMT) and in California, to meet the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets. The Federal government too, through ISTEA, TEA-21 and more recently, SAFETEA-LU, MAP-21 and FAST, is promoting TODs by reinforcing the need to integrate land use and transportation planning and to promote public transit. While TODs remain a desirable goal, several barriers hinder the development and finance of TODs. These include, among others: a) an absence of supportive zoning and land use in and around transit stations that is often due to i) a lack of inter-agency coordination; and ii) transit agencies’ limited zoning and land-use powers over land in and around the stations; and b) limited will, focus and capacity to leverage transit- and TOD-generated land value increment. Financing tools to capture such increments broadly fall under the umbrella of land value capture (LVC) tools. The proposed research advances the body of knowledge through an updated review of the barriers to TODs. Furthermore, through in-depth case study analysis and recommendations, it proposes solutions for removing these barriers, especially those related to supportive land use and zoning and the use of LVC tools to fund TODs.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $74911
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747127

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility

      San Jose State University
      San Jose, CA  United States  95112
    • Principal Investigators:

      Mathur, Shishir

    • Start Date: 20180901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20191130
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01682046
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747127
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Sep 26 2018 4:09PM