Archive for the ‘Supportive Policies and Programs’ Category

Mixed-Income Transit-Oriented Development (MITOD)

What is mixed-income transit-oriented development?  It is generally accepted that it consists of transit neighborhoods that contain a mix of affordable and market rate housing.  MITOD’s provide many benefits, such as reduced income segregation, stabilization of transit system ridership, workforce stabilization, and strengthens the socioeconomic makeup of the neighborhood.  For these reasons, many jurisdictions are ...Read more.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (TOD) Guidelines: Promoting TOD around DART Transit Facilities (Aug. 2008)

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Below are excerpts from the DART Transit-Oriented Development Guidelines: DART aims to help create communities where residents can live, work, and play without relying on an automobile. Opened in 1996, the DART light rail system now encompasses 45 miles of transit and 35 light rail transit (LRT) stations.  Successful TODs achieve the following: Embody the principles of ...Read more.

Partnership for Sustainable Communities

On June 16, 2009, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced that they were forming the inter-agency Partnership for Sustainable Communities.  This action marked a fundamental shift in the way the federal government structures its transportation, housing ...Read more.

Supportive Policies and Programs Overview

Federal Policy:  There are a number of Federal programs that currently support (or can be used to support) planning for or building TOD.  Examples include the New Starts transit capital program, which awards points in the application process to proposed transit projects with transit-supportive land use characteristics, and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program, ...Read more.

Mobility 2030 Summary: The Transportation Plan for the Dallas-Fort Worth Area 2009 Amendment

 Mobility 2030 is the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the Dallas-Fort Worth Area that has been adopted by the Regional Transportation Council.  The MTP is a $78.3 billion (2009$) blueprint for the region’s multimodal transportation system through 2030. Guiding Principles: By 2030, the region will need about $142.9 billion (2009$) to eliminate the most severe ...Read more.