Utah TOD System Plan

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Utah Transit Authority (Salt Lake City, Utah)

With more than 60 light rail and commuter rail stations in the greater Salt Lake City region, the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) needed help prioritizing the station locations where its transit-oriented development (TOD) investments would have the greatest effect. ECONorthwest and the UTA team used MapCraft Labs to calibrate multi-criteria indicators that will help UTA identify station locations that exhibit high TOD readiness. The TOD Readiness Lab incorporates factors related to market development potential, supportive zoning, existing density, demographics, affordable housing, and multimodal accessibility. The composite scores were used to develop a TOD System Plan that allowed agency stakeholders to better understand the viability of TOD near rail stations and appreciate measures that could be taken to improve TOD readiness in local jurisdictions.