|The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has embraced the concept of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and is moving forward on several fronts.
What is TOD? It is development – commercial, residential, office space – anchored to a transit center, such as a rail or bus station. The idea is to promote more livable, walk-able, bike-able communities and neighborhoods so that people can live nearer to, or have easier access to, public transportation.
Today, the DOT is pursuing TOD connected to train stations in several cities – Stamford, Fairfield, West Haven, New Haven – and for Bus Rapid Transit in Central Connecticut with CTfastrak (link to ctfastrak.com), the dedicated bus roadway project in a corridor through New Britain, Newington, West Hartford and Hartford, with numerous “feeder routes” throughout the region, including Waterbury, Bristol, Farmington and other cities and towns.
For the Stamford Transportation Center, the DOT is requesting public input on TOD at and around this station, the busiest New Haven Line station in Connecticut. Comments may be sent to DOT.StamfordTOD@ct.gov.
*New* As of January 15, 2013, the Department has received almost 80 e-mails that provided opinions, voiced concerns or gave recommendations regarding the replacement of the original parking garage at the Stamford Transportation Center. Among the e-mails, the comments could be put into 15 groups. The Department has provided responses to these comments, click here. *New*
For more on this project, click here.
For FAQs on this project, click here.
For DOT Commissioner James P. Redeker’s op-ed comments on the project, click here.
For Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s announcement of an Advisory Council to work with Commissioner Redeker on selecting a developer for the Stamford project, click here.
For the Stamford Project Scope, click here.
For the DOT’s Project Update, click here.
For the RFP on this project, click here.
For the Flyer on this project, click here.
For meeting minutes of the November 1, 2012, TOD Advisory Council, click here.
For meeting minutes of the December 17, 2012, TOD Advisory Council, click here.