Danbury Branch Improvement Program Transit Oriented Development
The Connecticut Department of Transportation's 2010 evaluation of transit-oriented development (TOD) opportunities within the Danbury Branch study corridor has been added to the Research Center's best practices database. The report, developed in conjunction with South Western Regional Planning Agency, intended as a tool for municipalities to use as they move forward with their TOD efforts.
Specifically, the report presents a definition of TOD and the elements of TOD that are relevant to the Danbury Branch. It also presents a summary of FTA Guidance regarding TOD and includes case studies of FTA-funded projects that have been rated with respect to their livability, land use, and economic development components. Additionally, the report examines commuter rail projects both in and out of Connecticut that are considered to have applications that may be relevant to the Danbury Branch.