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Accession Number PB2014-106710
Title Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in Metro Detroit.
Publication Date Mar 2014
Media Count 66p
Personal Author U. Dutta
Abstract The term transit-oriented development (TOD) is being used increasingly in transit literature, particularly in studies related to planning and design of urban rail transit. TOD relates to the integration of diverse (but desirable) land uses with transit, both temporally and spatially, and is designed to increase transit ridership and promote desirable land uses surrounding station areas. Currently, there are a number of transit initiatives in the Metro Detroit region that, if implemented, may significantly change the transportation map of the southeast Michigan area. The purpose of this study is to examine the TOD characteristics of four peer cities and the Metro Detroit area and provide recommendations to help the Metro Detroit region implement successful TOD. The project team visited Atlanta, Denver, Cleveland and St. Louis to gain firsthand knowledge of their transit systems and TOD activities. The project team then developed a set of measures to integrate TOD into the planning and design of transportation facilities in the Detroit area. The goal of this study is to help maximize economic growth potential while improving the quality of life for local communities and users of Detroit-area transit. This study also identifies planning, economic, and institutional mechanisms for the effective implementation of TOD.
Keywords Cities
Economic growth
Land use
Metropolitan areas
Quality of life
Rail transportation
Transit systems
Transportation planning
Urban areas

Source Agency N/A
NTIS Subject Category 43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
85C - Metropolitan Rail Transportation
Corporate Author Mineta Transportation Inst., San Jose, CA. Coll. of Business.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1418
Contract Number DTRT12-G-UTC21-2010-0299

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