TOD

Transit-Oriented Development, Philadelphia Style

RAILWAY AGE, OCTOBER 2019 ISSUE: What’s happening in the City of Brotherly Love, one of America’s oldest and most storied cities? In the fifth installment of our ongoing series on transit-oriented development (TOD), we’ve focused on Philadelphia. Our previous articles looked at how New York got TOD right, how California is doing something different in TOD, the key role P3s can play in booming Toronto and effectively leveraging rail infrastructure in Chicago.

NJT Accelerating TOD

New Jersey Transit (NJT) is ramping up its Transit Oriented Development (TOD) efforts, reaching out to local communities that have expressed interest in new development to learn more about TOD opportunities with the agency.

TOD: How New York got it right

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) has gained prominence in boardrooms around the country with the increasing urbanization of society. The TOD terminology used by real estate developers, transit agencies and political leaders is “development that focuses on dense, mixed-use communities, integrated into a neighborhood within a reasonable walk of high-order mass transit—generally high-frequency rail or bus lines.” It serves as a way of capturing the value of large mass transit earlier in a project’s life cycle, thereby increasing the sustainability of the TOD.