Support Transit Service and Increase Ridership

Expand access and incentivize choices for all riders by making it easier, safer, more comfortable, and convenient to get to and from transit services. Partnerships with local jurisdictions, community, and other stakeholders, supports a collective stewardship of transit investments through promoting transit-supportive measures.

Improve the speed and reliability of transit through transit prioritization measures such as dedicated transit lanes, queue jump lanes, or Transit First’ policies.

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 light rail station with a train arriving.
VTA Virginia Light Rail Station, San José, CA

A photo of the Milpitas BART station with apartment buildings in the background.
BART Milpitas Station, Milpitas, CA

Create a critical mass of activities such as clustered amenities near transit stops and mobility hubs to encourage “access by proximity”.








A photo of a light rail train traveling downtown near a VTA bus and people crossing the street.
VTA Downtown Light Rail, San José, CA

Enable easy, attractive, visible, and convenient connections to transit when site planning.











Provide transit-preferential signal and roadway improvements that are required to provide fast and reliable transit service.