About This Report

This report was prepared by the Center for Transit-Oriented Development with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates for the Metro TOD Program in Portland, OR.

The Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD) is the only national nonprofit effort dedicated to providing best practices, research and tools to support market-based transit-oriented development. CTOD partners with both the public and private market sectors to strategize about ways to encourage the development of high performing communities around transit stations and to build transit systems that maximize development potential. CTOD works to integrate local and regional planning, generate new tools for economic development, real estate and investment issues, improve affordability and livability for all members of the community, and respond to imperatives for climate change and sustainability. The Center for TOD is a partnership of Reconnecting America (www.reconnectingamerica.org), the Center for Neighborhood Technology (www.cnt.org), and Strategic Economics (www.strategiceconomics.com). For more information visit CTOD’s website at www.ctod.org.

Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates Inc., headquartered in San Francisco California, is distinguished by its commitment to planning transportation systems and identifying mobility improvements that help build and support vibrant, sustainable communities. A fully multi-modal approach, drawn from the real world experiences of industry specialists, is a hallmark of every Nelson\Nygaard project. Covering all modes of transportation, we specialize in transit, transit oriented development, accessibility and tools that balance the needs of each mode. www.nelsonnygaard.com

Report Authors

Abigail Thorne-Lyman, Jeff Wood, and Sam Zimbabwe, Reconnecting

Dena Belzer, Shanti Breznau, and Nadine Fogarty, Strategic Economics

Thomas Brennan and Jeffrey Tumlin, Nelson\Nygaard

Christopher Yake, Metro TOD Program

Technical Staff
(transit orientation score GIS methodology)

Leila Aman, Metro TOD Program

Mark Bosworth, Metro Data Resource Center

Clint Chiavarini, Metro Data Resource Center

Editorial Contributors

Megan Gibb, Metro TOD Program Manager

Meganne Steele, Metro TOD Program