Transportation, land use planning, and economic development are inextricably linked.
Transportation Improvement Districts (TIDs) can foster sustainable development and Complete Communities, a planning framework in Delaware that recognizes the impact transportation investments have on efficient land use, community form, economic development, and quality of life. Reconnecting land use and transportation can lower infrastructure costs and foster planning for market-ready (re)development opportunities. As a transportation-based impact fee, TIDs provide a way to equitably distribute the cost of development-related growth and infrastructure improvements to the private sector that benefits from the facilities.
Planning for TIDs can strengthen partnerships among local governments, state DOTs, and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to ensure that planning for future land use and transportation solutions are complementary.
This section discusses the purpose, benefits, and planning framework for creating TIDs. It also provides a step-by-step process for Delaware local governments to follow to create TID(s) and provides two best-practice examples.
This entire section is also available as a downloadable PDF guide, Transportation Improvement Districts: A Guide for Delaware Local Governments.
- What is a Transportation Improvement District (TID)?
- Traditional Use of Traffic Impact Studies
- History of TIDs in Delaware
- Compatibility of TIDs with Planning for Complete Communities in Delaware
- Benefits of TIDs
- TID Planning Framework
- Local Government Process for Creating a TID
- Delaware Local Government TID Best Practices
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Additional Resources