This handbook can be used for a variety of purposes. Transit agency directors and planners can customize these guidelines to provide specific physical design criteria within their agencies’ identity programs, capital resources, and operations. Land use planners and growth managers, traffic engineers and transportation planners, and bicyclepedestrian coordinators can work with their local transit agencies and Metropolitan Planning Organizations to integrate the standards and guidelines with local comprehensive plan policies, land use and concurrency ordinances, pedestrian plans, and street design guidelines. The design guidelines could also be used by a developer or builder who is interested in developing a project that is transit friendly or who is seeking to conform transportation concurrency requirements through transit provision.
Guidelines are provided in this handbook for local governments to achieve the successful designation of a multimodal transportation district. This designation also provides local governments with an additional approach in meeting concurrency requirements mandated by legislative statute. The techniques outlined in the Handbook provide a guide for enhancing existing development and/or redevelopment efforts. It also provides a template for good planning for new and future development with the integration of transportation and land use and the incorporation of urban design techniques that contribute to sustainable development.