Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices. Topic SB-34. Coordination of Public Transit Services and Investments with Affordable Housing Policies

The goal of this synthesis is to identify the potential mechanisms (both policies and programs) to coordinate public transit (both services and capital investments) with construction, operation, protection and preservation of affordable housing. The study will synthesize the state of the practice of transit system coordination with affordable housing initiatives in the broader sense [including but not limited to transit oriented development (TOD)].   Information gathered will include (not an inclusive list): (1) How does your agency lead in the coordination of affordable housing and transit?  What is the agency’s role? (2) How does your agency partner in developing initiatives with communities, housing and development agencies and others? (3) What does the agency contribute to the actual plans of affordable housing? (4) What are the underlying motivations (incentive programs, funding, climate change, etc.) for the coordination? (5) What hurdles or challenges have you encountered? Have these been overcome? How? Where there any unintended consequences (positive or negative)? (6) How does your agency identify and address the community priorities for housing and transit?  How does your agency work with the community to discuss meaningful ways to avoid and address displacement? (7) How does your agency’s policies and programs avoid displacement and support housing stability? (8) How do you track or measure the impact of your efforts? Information will be gathered by a literature review (e.g. agency reports, peer reviewed journal articles, web articles) and a survey on a broad range of North American transit agencies (diverse in terms of geography, socioeconomics, size, governance, mode and level of service).  The report should include a minimum of 5 case examples representing a diversity of transit modes that will gather information on the state-of-the-practice, emphasizing lessons learned, challenges, and gaps. The needs for future research should also be discussed.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic SB-34

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Garcia-Colberg, Mariela

  • Performing Organizations:

    MZ Strategies LLC

    Richmond, VA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zimmerman, Mariia

  • Start Date: 20201006
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01741229
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic SB-34
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 25 2020 3:04PM