Transit-Oriented Development

Train crossing through a city area.


Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is a style of planning and development that encourages pedestrian activity with a mix of higher density employment, housing, and commercial land uses within a half-mile walking distance of a passenger rail station. TOD encourages the choice to bike or walk in combination with transit use through a well-designed, accessible built environment and connected network of bike and pedestrian facilities that reduces automobile dependence.

NCTCOG supports TOD in the region through a combination of implementation assistance, data collection, and training events.  NCTCOG coordinates with local governments on TOD through its Coordinated Land Use and Transportation Planning Task Force.   The NCTCOG Sustainable Development Funding Program has also awarded approximately $124 million to support TOD infrastructure and planning projects throughout the region (2001 - 2010). Click here for a brochure summarizing what TOD is, why it’s needed, and where we’ve invested in it.
 

TOD Program Links

                                                           This is a thumbnail of NCTCOG transit-oriented development map
     Click here for TOD Map

Walkable from transit in Dallas - Fort Worth
TOD in North Texas is part of a regional transportation network that not only connects you to thousands of job and housing opportunities, but also includes some of the most exciting destinations in the region. Check out our Walkable TOD Districts in the TOD Map or visit DART to find  DARTable Gems .