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Research Highlights

Revisiting TODs: How Subsequent Development Affects the Travel Behavior of Residents in Existing Transit-Oriented Developments

Nathan McNeil
Jennifer Dill
Since 2000, Metro, the regional government in Portland, OR, has invested public funds in development projects through their TOD program. The agency generally provides between $300,000 and $500,000 in situations wherein the additional funding can help realize denser projects that increase the number of people served by high-quality transit and/or catalyze development sooner than would occur if left completely to the market. As will be discussed later, definitions of transit-oriented developmen... Read More

NSF Collaborative Research: RAPID: Maintain Mobility and Reduce Infection Through a Resilient Transit and Micromobility System

John MacArthur
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions to health, the economy, and transportation systems in cities. The key strategy to combat growth in the infection rate is through "social distancing," maintaining physical separation from others. This strategy is incompatible with transit systems and ridership in nearly every transit market has plunged, causing agencies to reduce service levels to protect riders and employees. Still, mobility is required in many cities and the ability ... Read More