NTI Transit-Oriented Development Courses


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05-04-10

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The National Transit Institute (NTI) is presenting a FREE course ($550 for consultants and contractors) entitled "Transit-Oriented Development".

 May 6-7, 2010  Kansas City, MO  Waiting List Only
 May 24-25, 2010  Washington, DC  Waiting List Only
 June 1-2, 2010  West Lafayette, IN  Openings
 June 8-9, 2010  Denver, CO  Waiting List Only
 June 21-22, 2010  Boston, MA  Waiting List Only
 July 14-15, 2010  Ft Worth, TX  Openings

(If there is a waiting list, please download the waiting list form from the web site and fax it to 732-932-1707.)

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is defined as compact, mixed-use development near transit that creates sustainable communities where people of all ages and incomes have transportation and housing choices where people can walk, bike, and take transit. The goal of this course is to help transportation and land use professionals effectively participate in the planning, funding, and implementation of transit-oriented projects that improve the environment, create a sense of community, and boost transit ridership.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Express how transportation and land use planning must be linked to support successful TOD initiatives.
• Recognize the factors that are converging to make TOD particularly attractive now and in the future.
• Relate the importance of “customer-oriented” transit to cultivating successful TOD projects.
• Describe TOD planning approaches and principles at the regional, station area, and site level.
• Apply TOD planning principles to develop a station area plan.
• Review TOD implementation strategies and tools.

The primary audience includes transit agency planners and development specialists, State Department of Transportation planners and engineering, Metropolitan Planning Organization staff, Federal employees (Federal Transit Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Labor, Department of Labor, Department of Energy and others), city and county engineers and planners and consultants.

If you are interested in attending, please follow this link: https://www.ntionline.com/CourseInfo.asp?CourseNumber=TPE20 and register online. Seating is limited so register early. NTI reserves the right to limit participation from any one agency.

For further information, contact Region 10’s John Witmer at (206) 220-7964 or email john.witmer@dot.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/ Linda Gehrke for


R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator