Talking Headways Podcast: Guidelines and Expectations for Transit Oriented Development

This week we’re joined by Abby Thorne Lyman, who manages the transit-oriented development program at BART. Abby discusses how the agency pulled together its new transit-oriented development guidelines. We talk about the importance of reduced parking, the ridership benefits of TOD, and expectations transit agencies should have for property developers.

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The Garnett MARTA station in downtown Atlanta, surrounded by parking

A Fixation on Parking Threatens Transit Progress in Atlanta

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Darin Givens is frustrated with how Atlanta is planning for the future. “We don’t feel like the city is building transit that fits needs, or places that fit transit,” says the founder of local advocacy site Thread ATL. “You see nodes of density nowhere near transit, located nowhere near a MARTA station or a regular MARTA bus. We’re not matching development and transit.”

Talking Headways Podcast: The Essential Link Between Transit and Land Use

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Think land use is none of a transit agency’s business? Think again. Transit routes serving sprawled-out areas draw fewer riders and cost more to operate than routes serving compact, walkable development. This week, Brian McMahon and GB Arrington join me to talk about our excellent new report, Linking Transit Agencies and Land Use Decision Making. This is a […]