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Sustainable Development Funding Program

Rail Station Mixed Land Use

The NCTCOG’s Sustainable Development Funding Program was created by its policy body, the Regional Transportation Council (RTC), to encourage public/private partnerships that positively enhance existing transportation system capacity, rail access, air quality concerns, and/or mixed land uses. By allocating transportation funds to land use projects promoting alternative transportation modes or reduced automobile use, NCTCOG and its regional partners are working to address escalating air quality, congestion, and quality of life issues.

Walkable Streest Mixed Use The program is designed to encourage planning and foster growth and development in and around historic downtowns and Main Streets, infill areas, and along passenger rail lines and at stations. Three Calls for Projects were conducted in 2001, 2006, and 2010 to fund Sustainable Infrastructure, Landbanking, and Planning projects. Sustainable Development projects of approximately $124 million were selected for funding through the program, with additional local match contributions of $31 million from local governments and the private sector.

Please click on the following links to view the information on focus area, rules, presentation materials, and projects funded through each SDCFP:

Sustainable Development Calls for Projects

Types of Sustainable Development Projects

Future Sustainable Development Call for Projects - Workshop (2/14/2012)

Sustainable Development Impact Study
NCTCOG staff in partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington’s research team conducted an evaluation study to create a standardized methodology and a model to analyze impacts of Sustainable Development Infrastructure projects on surrounding property values and land uses. Specific pilot projects were selected to assess the impacts. Please click on the following link to review the research study. 
Sustainable Development Impact Study

Transit-Oriented Development Research Report
The University of Texas at Arlington’s research team prepared a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) research report.  The report highlights the lessons learned from the review of 21 case studies of TODs nationwide and selected TOD sites in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) region and other Texas metropolitan areas. The focus of the case studies was to understand the development process including various planning, design, and development stages involved in creating TODs, draw lessons, and identify specific examples from small, medium, and large cities.
UTA Transit-Oriented Development Research Report

Transportation Sustainability Index for Urban Communities
NCTCOG staff in partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington’s research team conducted a research study to develop a Transportation Sustainability Index to comparatively assess the extent of transportation sustainability in a city, a district, or a development within a city. The project identified key indicators which could characterize transportation sustainability in urban developments and to integrate them into a sustainability index. Specific pilot projects were selected to calculate Transportation Sustainability Index. Please click on the following link to review the research study.

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