SEPTA Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Policy Research - DVRPC


In recent years, transit agencies have come to view agency support for Transit-oriented development (TOD) as a promising strategy to address declining ridership levels and the prospect of decreasing public funding.

This report identifies strategies that SEPTA can employ to enhance its support for TOD in Greater Philadelphia. This document summarizes the information DVRPC has gathered through literature review, research, and interviews and is designed to serve as a resource that can help SEPTA and its local partners strengthen the connections between transit, land use planning, and development decisions.

Transit-oriented development (TOD) is an approach to planning and building communities around transit stations that enables residents and workers to drive their cars less while walking and taking transit more often. Land use planners have long advocated for TOD based on its ability to help communities achieve a variety of transportation, economic development, and sustainability goals.

This report is the culmination of research conducted by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) to identify strategies that SEPTA can consider employing to enhance its support for TOD in Greater Philadelphia. This document summarizes the information DVRPC has gathered through literature review, research, and interviews and is designed to serve as a resource that can help SEPTA and its local partners strengthen the connections between transit, land use planning, and development decisions.

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