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TOD Data Collection

Purpose

The purpose of the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Data Collection project is to capture accurate data related to demographics, employment, housing, transit ridership, land values, and more for all 82 rail station areas that are existing or under construction in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Regional rail is comprised of 140 miles of light rail and commuter rail. Regional transit agencies include the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), and Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA).

TOD Development

The data collection is intended to assist cities, transit agencies, and other stakeholders to identify development trends and activities around transit stops, and to better assess future development opportunities around existing transit stations. Where do you want to go? When you get to a transit stop, what is there? Where is everyone going? What are the most popular stops for employment, entertainment, housing, etc.?

 Products

 

Station Area Fact Sheets

 

Please click on the thumbnail or link above
to access all 82 TOD Rail Station Area Fact
Sheets in PDF.

8th & Corinth Rail Station image

Interactive TOD Map

Please click on the interactive map thumbnail
or link  above to access TOD data related to
stations, station areas, and developments in
the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

Interactive TOD map

Transit Commuter Infographic

 

Please click on the infographic thumbnail or link above to view a PDF of the infographic.  Additional details can be found in Data sources below.

TOD Transit Commuter Infographic

 

Please click on the blue panels below to view more details on TOD data categories, sources of datasets, and geographical units of analysis.

Data

The data collected as part of the TOD Data Collection Interactive Map can be divided into the following three categories:

1. Station Characteristics include qualitative and some quantitative data related to existing transit stations
(e.g. ridership, station access, etc.). Please click on the Station icon on the interactive TOD map to access this data.

Station Characteristic

2. Station Area Characteristics include information representing the existing conditions for the areas within
one-half mile (see to Data Analysis and Geographies below) of existing rail stations (demographics, density, employment, property values, etc.). Please click on the Station Area (red circle) on the interactive TOD map to access this data.

Station area

3. Development Characteristics are site-specific development projects located within one-half mile of an
existing transit stop. Please click on the Development icon on the interactive TOD map to access this data.

Station Development Icon

 

Data Sources

Information for NCTCOG’s TOD database is collected from a variety of sources, including:

  • U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey:  These data include all demographic, housing, and commute to work data collected for station areas. Data was collected for all Census Block Groups (all Census data) within one-half mile of existing rail transit stations.
  • NCTCOG Forecast Data:  These data include all population, housing, and employment forecast data for station areas. Data was collected for all Traffic Survey Zones (TSZs) within one-half mile of existing rail transit stations, as of 2017 and projections to 2040.
  • NCTCOG Development Monitoring:  These data include all development data for station areas.  Data was collected for developments within one-half mile of existing rail transit stations that also fulfill the following selection criteria, as of 2013:
    • Development Status – Only developments categorized as “Existing” or “Under Construction” are included in the dataset.
    • Development Date – For existing developments, records were removed that had a development date more than five years prior to the station opening date for the station area in which each development is located. The five-year threshold accounts for 1.5 years construction, one-year bid process, one-year design, and 1.5 years concept, meeting, and funding announcement related to the transit station. It is reasonable to assume that the commitment to fund the rail station removed enough uncertainty for public and private development investment to occur in the station areas.
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART):  Specific station data including ridership and other location-related information was obtained from the DART Reference Book, published in April 2016.
  • Transit Trip Survey Data:  This data contains mode share information for the trips originating or accessing existing DART, TRE, and DCTA rail stations from NCTCOG’s 2014 On-Board Transit Trip Survey.  
  • Transit Commuter Infographic:  Transit commuter data comes from the 2014 Regional On-Board Transit Survey.  This transit survey was led by NCTCOG in partnership with DART, the FWTA, and DCTA.  The data used in this study includes only those trips identified with workplace as a destination or origin.

    The data for "All Commuters" comes from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS) five-year estimates for the 12 counties in NCTCOG's Metropolitan Planning Area.  The ACS data includes demographic and Journey to Work data for workers 16 years and older.

Disclaimer

Due to the large number of development projects in the Dallas Fort Worth Region, continuous changes occurring in the real estate market, and regulatory and community processes, the information published on NCTCOG’s TOD database is not completely up to date at the time of publication. The information published in the TOD database shows a reasonable degree of accuracy to provide a snapshot of development near transit in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

Data Analysis and Geographics

Station Area Characteristics include information for the areas within one-half mile radius of existing rail stations. Various datasets noted under Data Sources were gathered at Census Tract, Census Block, Traffic Survey Zone, or Parcel level. These geographical boundaries do not coincide with the one-half mile radius around transit station, and the data summaries may include numbers from outside the one-half mile radius around existing rail stations. Graphics below illustrate examples of Census Tract, Census Block, Traffic Survey Zone, and Parcel in relation to the one-half mile radius around rail stations.

Comparison of Station Area Geographics

Census Tract

Census Block

 

Traffic Survey Zone

 

Parcel

 

Census Tract Census Block Traffic Survey Zone TOD Parcel

 

 

 

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