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Appendix: Case Study Profiles

Table of Contents

Acronyms and Abbreviations

ARC
Atlanta Regional Commission
BRT
Bus Rapid Transit
Caltrans
California Department of Transportation
CDTC
Capital District Transportation Committee
CMAP
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
CNT
Center for Neighborhood Technology
CTOD
Center for Transit Oriented Development
DOT
Department of Transportation
EIS
Environmental Impact Statement
EmX
Emerald Express
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
FHWA
Federal Highway Administration
FTA
Federal Transit Administration
H+T
Housing + Transportation Affordability Index
HOV
High-Occupancy Vehicle
LCI
Livable Centers Initiative
LRTP
Long Range Transportation Plan
LRP
Long-Range Plan
LTD
Lane Transit District
MDOT
Maryland Department of Transportation
MEDCO
Maryland Economic Development Commission
MIS
Major Investment Studies
MPO
Metropolitan Planning Organization
MSD
Municipal Service District
MTA
Maryland Transit Agency
MTC
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
NCDOT
North Carolina DOT
NDSU
North Dakota State University
NEPA
National Environmental Policy Act
NYSDOT
New York State Department of Transportation
PPP
Public-Private Partnership
RPO
Regional Planning Organization
RTD
Regional Transportation District
SPO
State Planning Office
STPU
Surface Transportation Program-Urban
TDOT
Tennessee Department of Transportation
TEA-21
Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century
TIF
Tax-Increment Financing
TIFIA
Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act
TIP
Transportation Improvement Program
T-REX
Transportation Expansion Project
UO
University of Oregon
USDG
Street Design Guidelines
VMT
Vehicle Miles Traveled

Introduction - How to Use This Document

The information in this Appendix supplements the Livability in Transportation Guidebook. It consists of 15 “case study profiles” that provide detailed information about each of the primary case studies showcased in the Guidebook. For each case study project, profiles include the following information:

The primary case studies discussed in the Guidebook represent a variety of projects ranging in scale and community context. Each demonstrates how most - if not all - of the six livability principles can be used to address and overcome transportation planning and project implementation barriers. The matrix on page 2 lists the primary case studies discussed in the Guidebook relative to the six livability principles promoted by each example.

Livability Principles Promoted by Primary Case Studies

  Increase Transportation Choices Promote Affordable Housing Enhance Economic Competitiveness Support Existing Communities CoordinateFederal Policies& LeverageFunding Value Existing Communities Chapters WhereCase Studyis Referenced
Albany, NY - CDTC New Visions TransportationPlan P P P F F F 2, 3, 5, 7
Atlanta, GA - Livable Centers Initiative P P P F F F 4, 7
Cathedral City, CA - Palm Canyon Drive Streetscape F   F F   F 6, 7
Charlotte, NC - Integrated Land Use and TransitPlanning F P F F P F 3, 4, 5, 7
Chattanooga, TN - Riverfront ParkwayTransportation and Urban Design Plan F   F F   F 6, 7
Denver, CO - FasTracks F   F F P F 5, 7
Eugene, OR - Emerald Express Green Line Bus RapidTransit F   P F P P 2, 7
Fargo, ND - Downtown Redevelopment P P F F P F 7
Loudoun County, VA - Route 50 Rural Traffic Calming F     F   F 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
Maine - Gateway Route 1 F P   F   F 2, 3, 5, 7
MD - MDOT Transit-Oriented Development Initiative F F   F   P 4, 7
PA - PennDOT Smart Transportation Program F   F F P F 4, 7
Raleigh, NC - Hillsborough Street ImprovementProject F   F F   F 6, 7
VA/MD - Woodrow Wilson Bridge F P     P   6, 7
National - Housing + Transportation AffordabilityIndex P F   F   F 4, 7

P: Partly Supports
F: Fully Support

Updated: 01/03/2014
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