Transit-Oriented Development

The latest plan for the Texas Central high-speed rail line would stop trains well short of downtown Houston. Transit advocates are displeased with the change of plans.
3 hours ago   Houston Chronicle
AB 744, a bill which requires no more than one parking space be provided for every two units of affordable and senior housing proximate to transit, was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Oct. 9.
Oct 14, 2015   Smart Growth America
$19.5 million was awarded to 21 planning projects that will leverage transit investment for land use benefit.
Sep 17, 2015   U.S. Department Of Transportation
Two adjacent properties in downtown Durham totaling 18 acres were recently purchased by developers planning for intensive mixed use projects near the former tobacco warehouse district and future light rail station.
Aug 2, 2015   The Raleigh News & Observer
This piece from the Vancouver Sun advocates using land value capture taxes to fund transit and related improvements. Such a tax would target speculation, the author writes, rather than productive activity.
Aug 1, 2015   The Vancouver Sun
While transit ridership is up around the country, the D.C. Metro has experienced the opposite. The agency's planners aren't worried about those numbers, though. They're excited about development that's bringing more residents to transit-served areas.
Apr 30, 2015   The Washington Post
Cory Booker has introduced a railroad bill that will, among other things, expand financing for transit-oriented projects near train stations. The new law would also make it easier for TOD developers to apply for federal loans.
Mar 30, 2015   Smart Growth America
Blog Post
Randal O'Toole, who labels himself the "anti-planner" recently posted a blog, Light Rail Increasingly Dangerous, in which he estimates that light rail transit (LRT) causes 12.5 traffic fatalities per billion passenger-miles, compared with 4.9 for a Blog Post
Mar 5, 2015   By Todd Litman
California's Strategic Growth Council has begun to shape the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program around its new allocations of cap-and-trade funds. The first key public meeting on creating the program was July 10.
Jul 17, 2014   California Planning & Development Repot
With developers clamoring to build near D.C.'s expanding subway network, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) is seeking to cash in on its real estate holdings.
Nov 6, 2013   The Washington Post
New development is poised to add thousands of riders to D.C.'s Metro, but rush hour trains are often packed already. Though Metro has proposed $6 billion in fixes, some see better land use planning across the area as the key to solving the problem.
Oct 15, 2013   The Washington Post