Integrating Transportation and Land Use by 7ZRRUmF


									A Smart Growth Friendly
Transportation System

                                  Steve Kinsey, Chair
                    Metropolitan Transportation Commission

          Local Government Commission Conference
                                         June 27, 2003
What is the
MTC region?
     9 San Francisco
         Bay Area counties
     7 Million people;
         almost 4 million
   101 Municipalities
 1,400 Miles of highway
19,600 Miles of local
         streets and roads
         Public transit
MTC’s Role in Transportation
and Land Use
• Is the MPO for transportation purposes
• Serves the nine county Bay Area
• Responsible for the RTP
• Transportation planning at the State or regional
  level, along with Federal policies.
• MTC has served the mobility demands created by
  local land use decisions and the derived demand
  for transportation
  Transportation 2030
Beginning of an 18 month
effort launched by MTC
to write a new long-range
plan to guide transportation
and land use investments in
the nine-county Bay Area

Began with full Saturday session
    500 participants at
     kick-off session
    Internet participants

Will include extensive outreach, strong role by CMAs in each
county, strong participation by our Citizens Advisory Council
Three Key Topics

1. New Investments and Prior Commitments

2. Goals, Policies and Projects

3. Transportation and Land Use
3. Transportation and Land Use

  Should the approach to land use and
  transportation used in the 2001 Regional
  Transportation Plan remain basically
  unchanged in the Transportation 2030
  Plan or would you propose that it be
  substantially modified?
Transportation and Land Use
Polling the Public
Strong support for linking transportation and land use
   decisions in the region.

Strongest public support for MTC to provide incentives
   and rewards to support transit-friendly developments.

Support for changing the current system of land use
  and transportation planning.

Support for use of performance measures or standards
  to evaluate projects, while support for projects that
  are already committed.
Recent Livability Milestones

Local Transportation for Livable Communities (TLC)
  and Housing Incentives Program (HIP)

Regional coordination and operations projects
• 511 Traveler Information, TransLink®, Regional
  Bicycle Plan, Pedestrian Safety Summit,
  Safe Routes to Schools

Regional Agencies Smart Growth Vision
Transportation and Land Use
Challenges and Next Steps
Smart Growth in the RTP

• Smart Growth in the forecasts and
  performance measures
• Connecting with local elected
  officials, communities, and transit
  Overview of TLC Program
   Link transportation investments with land-use
    Forge partnerships with a diversity
     of community stakeholders
    Create transit-, bicycle-, and
     pedestrian-oriented projects
    Support livable communities

                                               Stockton Street in
                                           San Francisco’s Chinatown
TLC/HIP Challenges
Program Evaluation of TLC
    Have we accomplished our goals?
    What can we learn from our experience?
    What should we do differently?

Tripling TLC funding – from $9 million to $27 million
     2001 RTP commits $420 million to TLC/HIP over 25 years)

Local subvention of $9 million per year to nine counties.
How do we coordinate between regional and county programs?
    How will the counties craft their TLC/HIP programs?
    Should we expand TLC to include grants for specific
       plans, zoning and general plan amendments that support
       smart growth and TODs?
Housing Incentive Program
• HIP grants awarded to local agencies that plan and
  build compact, transit-oriented housing
• Proposed housing must be within 1/3 mile of major
  transit station with service intervals of 15 minutes
  or less during peak commute times
• Number of units per acre determines total grant award:                  New multi-family
                                                                     housing in the east Bay Area
      25 units/acre: $1000 per bedroom
                                            * Additional $500 per
      40 units/acre: $1,500 per bedroom      bedroom awarded to
                                              affordable units
      60 units/acre: $2,000 per bedroom
•   HIP funds are spent on TLC capital projects anywhere
    within the applicant’s jurisdiction
•   Grant Cycle: $9 million in federal STP, CMAQ, and
    TEA funds available for programming per cycle                   Housing at the proposed Dublin
                                                                            Transit Center
2. Smart Growth in
forecasts, performance
measures, and analysis
A Smart
Smart Growth in Forecasts
• MTC will be using the Projections 2003
  forecasts for analysis of the RTP

• Projections 2003 will be used in corridor
  studies and alternatives analyses

• Projections 2003 will be used in future
  county level forecasting – to be consistent
  with MTC
Smart Growth in
Performance Measures
• MTC is evaluating projects based on multi-
  modal performance measures

• Smart growth objectives will be included
  in the performance evaluations

• MTC Commission to determine
  appropriate use of smart growth
  objectives in evaluating projects after staff
  develops information
  Smart Growth on
  the Ground
• MTC is working with the CMAs and transit
  agencies to identify the best local opportunities
  for transit oriented development.

• Focus will be on locations where there is
  significant local support for transit oriented

• BART policies require transit supportive
  development around new stations.
3. Transportation
Planning and Land
Use Solutions

Transportation + Land Use Planning

• An expanded partnership between MTC and
  CMAs to facilitate transportation and land use
  integrated planning

• A connection with local agencies responsible for
  land use planning, also involving transit agencies

• $150,000 per CMA for each of three years
T-PLUS work program

Overall policy direction is set regionally
• Local flexibility in implementation –
  customized to conditions in nine counties

• Three year program commitment

• Annual review with MTC on progress and
  direction for next year
T-PLUS work program

Work focuses on:
• TLC/HIP programs – local program

• Smart growth at the county level

• Transit oriented development at locations
  with growing transit services (Res. 3434)

• Traffic mitigation programs
Resolution No. 3434

      Map of Projects
We are using the RTP development
process in the Bay Area to knit
together the regional smart growth
vision, countywide initiatives, and
local implementation of transit
oriented developments to bring us
together along the path of a smart
growth friendly transportation

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