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Title:A Framework for Assessing Feasibility of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Project Sites
Authors:Avi Sharma, Kelly Strong, and Mehmet E. Ozbek
University:Colorado State University
Publication Date:Sep 2017
Report #:MPC-17-330
Project #:MPC-485
TRID #:01648188
Keywords:analytic hierarchy process, decision support systems, feasibility analysis, implementation, location, rural transit, transit operating agencies, transit oriented development, urban transit



This research attempts to answer the following fundamental questions: What factors does a transit agency use to choose among alternative TOD locations in a transit network, and what is the relative importance of each factor? It aims to develop a decision support framework that can be used by different transit agencies when choosing a TOD site by incorporating their unique factors and weights using a multiple-criteria decision-making (MCDM) tool called Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). This paper presents two implementation examples of the developed framework, one for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver, Colorado, metro area, and another application for the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA), in the Aspen, Colorado, region. The applications demonstrated feasibility of the AHP decision support framework for both a large, urban transit district and a smaller, more rural transit agency, with similar process, but differing factors and relative importance weights.

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Sharma, Avi, Kelly Strong, and Mehmet E. Ozbek. A Framework for Assessing Feasibility of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Project Sites, MPC-17-330. North Dakota State University - Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Fargo: Mountain-Plains Consortium, 2017.

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