Local Finance and Planning Mechanisms for Transit-Oriented Development, Transit, and Active Transport

Numerous state policies endorse coordinated planning for transit-oriented development (TOD) and provision of transit and active transport (AT) amenities, to help achieve California’s sustainability goals. Recently, localities have received new authority for developing local infrastructure financing districts. Requirements for environmental review and mitigation of transport-related impacts of development have been changed in ways that may prompt cities to revisit transportation funding methods. New state programs direct more funds toward transit/AT and TOD, even as state goals for environmentally-efficient development have been made more ambitious. In this context, policymakers need to understand how and whether localities are developing effective financing and planning strategies for TOD and transit/AT. Systematic research on this topic is lacking, for example, on the extent of local adoption of development impact fees for multimodal transport. This project will address the lack of systematic research on the topic by (1) identifying common TOD and transit/AT financing tools-in-use, (2) conducting a survey and interviews with local planners, (3) analyzing findings in connection to characteristics and motivations distinguishing localities, and (4) assessing financing and planning strategies more intensively in case study cities useful for considering best practices.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $91619
  • Contract Numbers:

    Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 001

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Barbour, Elisa

    Handy, Susan

  • Start Date: 20181120
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01687550
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 001
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 30 2018 3:08PM