Build Effective Partnerships

Build shared understandings and common ground with various community development stakeholders including local jurisdictions, developers, community, and other institutions to support equitable Transit Oriented Communities and sustainable development that maximizes access and mobility options.

Partnership with community means an ongoing relationship with community members, integration of community expertise, review of existing disparate outcomes, and increasing equitable outcomes. Working together at the earliest stage in the land use and development process serves to maximize the synergy between land use and transportation.

Collaboration across partners also includes continuously improving communications, coordination, and understanding between VTA and its partners about successfully integrating development near transit services safely and compatibly.

Design Guidelines
Policy & Implementation
The Role of Local Government & Transit First Policies
Guiding Principles of Land Use
Flexible Zoning Strategies
Street Design Implementation
Revising Transportation Analysis Practices
Transportation Demand Management
Rethinking Vehicle Parking Requirements
Parking Management
Best Practices to Attract Successful Developers
Clarifying Design Expectations
Integrating Retail into Transit Oriented Development
Community Planning for Rail Transit
Additional Resources
A photo of a BART train at the Berryessa transit center. In the distance is new construction.
Compatible Development

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Stakeholder Engagement Exercise (Source: IBI Group)

Bring together various community development stakeholders to identify shared project objectives and transit integration opportunities and challenges at the earliest stage in the process to determine common understandings, ensure successful integration, and prevent potential conflicts.







Create opportunities for access improvements through private development by cost sharing, data sharing, and info sharing.

A graphic of a city with arrows pointing to pedestrian improvements including: curve extension and lighting.
Tamien Station Access Study (Source: IBI Group)

Create shared engagement principle and understandings, common goals, defined roles, and processes to facilitate coordination, cooperation, and accountability.

A graphic showing the private/public partnership in TOD development.
Stakeholder Engagement Exercise (Source: IBI Group)