Development & Infrastructure

The Triangle Partnership for Development & Infrastructure is a regional sustainable development partnership launched in 2008 guided by partnership members. The Partnership’s mission is to bring together community, university, regional and state partners to work on long-term, regional strategies for the development and conservation of land, infrastructure to support development, and improved mobility.

The Partnership’s focus on transit investment centers on:

  • The Land Use-Community Infrastructure-Development (LUCID) program to match local land-use decisions with regional transit investments.
  • The Triangle Main Line Forum, which brings together major stakeholders in the region’s main rail corridors to (i) understand projects affecting the rail corridors, (ii) identify interests of primary importance and (iii) collaborate on efforts to address those interests.
  • Partnering with Triangle Chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) on education and technical assistance in support of vibrant centers:  walkable, mixed-use development projects in the region; recent activities have focused on:
    • fiscal benefits of vibrant centers
    • building an inventory of mixed-use designated land and projects in the region
    • the important relationship between workforce housing and transit investment decisions
  • Participating with local governments and Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organizations in Triangle Transit planning for the region’s transit corridors, emphasizing station-area planning and the linking of stations into productive and competitive transit corridors.
  • Providing support, guidance and engagement opportunities on development scenario analysis using CommunityViz software to analyze growth alternatives.
  • Working with the MPOs and RPOs on the Triangle region’s long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), emphasizing the growth projections and fiscal constraints that inform the MTP, and the air quality impacts of the plans.


John Hodges-Copple
Regional Planning Director