About the Project

The Ultimate Urban Circulator (U2C) Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Study is funded through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Pilot Program for TOD Planning. The purpose of this FTA program is to examine ways to improve economic development and ridership; foster multimodal connectivity and accessibility; improve transit access for pedestrian and bicycle traffic; engage the private sector; identify infrastructure needs; and enable mixed-use development near transit stations.

Study Process

The JTA U2C TOD Study has three phases:

I. Where are we today? (Completed)

The study begins with an assessment of six corridors encompassing 21 proposed stations. The corridors and station areas are evaluated to identify demographic, travel demand and growth trends; land use and zoning; multimodal accessibility; and real estate market demand.

Stations are given a primary typology and TOD Desirability & Readiness rating.

Visit our Resources page to see maps, presentations, virtual meeting videos, survey results and community profiles for this phase.

II. Where do we want to go? (Current Phase)

For the second phase, the study team is establishing TOD goals, measures, targets and secondary typologies. Proposed stations have been evaluated for TOD potential. Six stations were selected for more detailed station area planning. Virtual meetings were held August 25-27 to review these station area frameworks.

Visit our Resources page to see presentations and virtual meeting videos for this phase. The frameworks survey enables participants to help design the neighborhoods around the six TOD framework station areas - please take it!

III. How do we get there?

The final phase focuses on TOD regulations, financing, equity and implementation strategies. Key stations will be selected for more detailed planning with public engagement planned for November 2020.

The study is scheduled to be completed in early 2021. Visit our Engage page to learn how to participate throughout the study.

Upcoming Meetings

Thanks to all who participated in the August 25-27 virtual meetings. If you missed them, visit our Resources page to watch the meeting videos and view slide decks.

Our next round of engagement will be in November. In the meantime, please take our new survey on TOD frameworks.

We Want Your Input!

Community input is essential to planning transit-oriented development around proposed stations. How can TOD make your community (even more) wonderful? Let us know what you think about study findings and recommendations for your neighborhood.

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