Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in Connecticut

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
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You'll learn about: 

  • Developing a better understanding of how Connecticut's various local, regional, and state agencies are implementing TOD

  • Effective methods of advancing policy recommendations to implement key principles of TOD

  • How to use knowledge from successful case studies to overcome the common political, financial, market, and technical challenges associated with TOD

Many states throughout the country are developing ambitious transit expansion strategies to bolster economic development while creating new mobility options. The key to growth around transit is aligning reinvestment potential with transit investment. Connecticut is at the forefront of developing a statewide TOD program to promote economic development and mitigate growing traffic congestion through its new and expanded service along the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) corridor, the New Canaan branch service, infill stations along the crowded Northeast Corridor, the recent opening of Northeast’s newest bus rapid transit system (CTfastrak), and, in due course, High Speed Rail. Through Governor Malloy’s Let’s GO CT initiative, the State of Connecticut is taking a leadership role in setting the stage for TOD across the state.

Local communities in the state are in every stage of TOD, from planning to establishing partnerships with the private development community, to implementation. A panel discussion moderated by the TOD planning consultant for the State of Connecticut will examine how Connecticut is leveraging TOD to grow local urban economies, and discuss case studies, lessons learned, and keys to successful TOD implementation. The panelists will also examine how Governor Malloy’s Let’s GO CT initiative is helping to promote transit investment and economic development.


Robert Seale , City of Meriden , Meriden , CT (see bio)
David Elder , AICP , Connecticut Dept. Of Transportation , Newington , CT (see bio)
Michael Piscitelli , AICP , New Haven , CT (see bio)
Lyle Wray , Capitol Region Council of Governments , Hartford , CT (see bio)
Thomas Jost , Parsons Brinckerhoff , New York , NY
Sara Bronin , Hartford , CT (see bio)