Transit-Oriented Development

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 established a TOD Task Force in partnership with three local transit agencies and staff members from local governments currently served by rail transit.  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.

Planning Studies
Routes to Rail
TOD Interactive Map
Transit System Information 
TOD Resources & Research
TOD Task Force

What's around transit in North Texas
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. Click the links below for descriptions and directions.