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inform policy-makers, developers, investors, homebuyers and renters. Additionally, we are midway through an effort to identify the barriers to and tools for delivering mixed-income housing in transit-oriented locations. This project, which will build on the affordability index and is funded jointly by the Surdna and Ford Foundations, will result in a toolbook and set of activities to bring together transit and housing stakeholders.

Union Station, Denver, CO CTOD is beginning work in Denver, where 44 trains an hour will be pulling into Union Station when the system enabled by passage of the Fastracks sales tax measure in 2004 is built out.

Bart, California This past year and a half we worked with BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) to craft a new real estate policy that provides substantially more flexibility in terms of replacement parking and partnerships with surrounding property owners; and we were hired by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the Bay Area to help develop their new TOD Policy that conditions the allocation of capital funds for transit projects on supportive land use by local governments. We also researched and helped craft a financing strategy for the South Lake Union Streetcar in Seattle that was instrumental in winning City Council support for the streetcar; and we helped develop the campaign that won passage of a ballot measure that provided for the construction of the Capitol Corridor in Austin. We have been working with private and public sector leaders on an implementation strategy for key station area development along the Hiawatha Line in Minneapolis, Minnesota. And we are entering a new partnership with the City of Denver and the Regional Transportation District to help strategize for TOD following passage last year of the Fastracks ballot initiative to build out Denver’s transit system.

American Public Transportation Association CTOD is also partnering with the American Public Transportation Association to facilitateimproved communication between the design community and transportation planners. The goal is to arrive at a common understanding and to create a shared vocabulary that enables planners to choose the transportation technology that will maximize development potential – and enable designers to create high-performing projects that maximize ridership. The ultimate goal is to bridge the gap between the disciplines of transportation planning and urban design so as to create clearly defined terminology and methodology that enables professionals in both fields to work better together. As part of this effort, CTOD and APTA are hosting a transportation and urban design summit in Dallas in February 2006 to begin developing a shared set of guidelines and principles.


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