Planning Studies

NCTCOG supports planning for TOD through both station specific and larger regional plans. Past work includes local TOD Implementation Group planning assistance and the Regional Transportation Council awarded funding for planning studies in the 2001, 2006, and 2010 Sustainable Development Call for Projects . Ongoing TOD planning is currently focused on the DART Red and Blue Lines TOD Planning Pilot funded by the FTA. See details below:

Ongoing Projects


Federal Transit Administration Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded NCTCOG a $1.4 million planning grant to help the region enhance accessibility and development around 28 Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) stations along the system’s Blue and Red lines.  Find out more about the FTA TOD Planning Pilot Grant and awarded 2016 projects: Article in Mobility Matters (summer 2017)


Past Projects

Sustainable Development Call for Projects (SDCFP) Planning Studies

Burleson - Burleson TOD Master Plan, 2012
Cedar Hill - City Center Development Plan, 2014
Dallas - LBJ Skillman Urban Planning Initiative, 2014
Fort Worth - Berry/University Development Plan, 2016
Garland - Forest-Jupiter Transit-Oriented Redevelopment Plan, 2013
Richland Hills - Transit-Oriented Development Plan, 2009


TOD Implementation Group Projects

The TOD Implementation Group was a program that resulted from request for planning assistance in the 2006  SDCFP. Projects in this group were eligible for a variety planning assistance activities intended to support a regional effort to analyze, market, and implement TOD.

Polytechnic/Wesleyan Urban Village Planning Assistance Report, 2008: Final Report
Deep Ellum TOD Project, 2007: Preliminary Conclusions, Stakeholder Survey Summary
City of Grand Prairie TOD Planning Report, 2012: Final Report
North Richland Hills Transportation Network Overview, 2013: Final Report
Dallas Lancaster Corridor TOD Report, 2012: Final Report