Transit Corridor Planning
TJCOG specializes in examining the interconnectedness of transportation, land use, housing, and economic development issues. One of the ways we explore these themes is regarding major transit investments. We have participated in several projects around the region related to station area planning and connections between land use, housing policy and transit decision-making.
Recent projects and products include:
As part of the Wake Transit planning process, TJCOG staff are leading this project with participation from Cary, Garner, Morrisville, Raleigh, Wake County, the Capital Area MPO, GoTriangle, and the Research Triangle Foundation. The project is intended to help local governments align housing and land use policies with the transit plan, understand the location of affordable housing in relation to planned transit corridors, consider land use and housing in the prioritization of corridors for implementation, and prioritize locations along corridors where affordable housing could be built or preserved.
With a grant from the Federal Transit Administration, GoTriangle, the Town of Chapel Hill, the City of Durham, and TJCOG partnered to engage a national and local team of urban design, development, and transit experts to work on initial land planning and value capture activities for proposed station areas along the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit corridor.
This report, developed by TJCOG as part of the planning grant for the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Corridor, surveys the current landscape and provides a range of tools and techniques to align our transit investments with concrete actions to create and preserve affordable housing in proposed transit corridors.
Connecting the Dots: Linking Transit Investments, Development Decisions and Affordable Housing Along Wake County's Bus Investment Corridors
This report is a culmination of research and analysis conducted as part of the Wake Transit Corridor Land Use & Housing Planning project. The report focuses on Wake County's planned Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and frequent bus corridors. It surveys the current landscape, highlights approaches that have been successful elsewhere, and frames the next steps for greater progress along our planned transit corridors.