In an age where many residents prefer to live and work in transit-accessible locations, cities across the US are increasingly thinking about building rail lines and spurring growth through transit-oriented development. Most of our Gateway Cities already have passenger rail service. While there are some signs of life, this transit infrastructure is largely underutilized and development that does occur in station areas is often less than optimal for locations with valuable transit connectivity.

The Transformative TOD project is an intensive research project testing a range of strategies to leverage existing transit assets to stimulate inclusive economic growth in Gateway Cities. We’ve assembled a team including Hodge Economic Consulting, RKG Associates, and Kittelson and Associates to provide detailed real estate market analysis and examine transit service in four case study cities. The aim is to build models that will allow us to test out a range of TOD policies, looking for transformative approaches that capitalize on Gateway City transit assets to get the most economic, fiscal, and environmental benefit possible for these communities and our Commonwealth.

This work is under way now. Findings will be unveiled in early 2018.

About the Project

In an age where many residents prefer to live and work in transit-accessible locations, cities across the US are increasingly thinking about building rail lines and spurring growth through transit-oriented development. Most of our Gateway Cities already have passenger rail service. While there are some signs of life, this transit infrastructure is largely underutilized and development that does occur in station areas is often less than optimal for locations with valuable transit connectivity.

The Transformative TOD project is an intensive research project testing a range of strategies to leverage existing transit assets to stimulate inclusive economic growth in Gateway Cities. We’ve assembled a team including Hodge Economic Consulting, RKG Associates, and Kittelson and Associates to provide detailed real estate market analysis and examine transit service in four case study cities. The aim is to build models that will allow us to test out a range of TOD policies, looking for transformative approaches that capitalize on Gateway City transit assets to get the most economic, fiscal, and environmental benefit possible for these communities and our Commonwealth.

This work is under way now. Findings will be unveiled in early 2018.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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