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Transit Corridors and TOD: Connecting the Dots


The demand for transit across the U.S. is growing, and more and more transit corridors are proposed and built each year. With so many stations opening, there is a growing need to understand how corridor planning can facilitate not only successful transportation outcomes but also successful transit-oriented development (TOD). All scales of planning for TOD are important, but planning at the corridor level can be a more efficient way to achieve the benefits of TOD at all stations along the corridor. Corridor planning can provide a cost effective process, especially when multiple stations along a corridor face similar challenges and opportunities. The corridor is also the best scale at which to predict the long-range impacts of transit on the market for new development, on commuter travel behavior, and on where the potential for displacement of low-income residents may be greatest. Corridor planning presents an enormous opportunity to engage stakeholders early in the process.

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