Metro’s earliest iteration of TOCs was launched in October 2015, through the TOC Demonstration Program . The TOC Demonstration Program showcased a more comprehensive approach to facilitating development on Metro-owned land around high quality transit stations, and to expanding and measuring the impact of these developments within a one to one and a half mile radius in the transit corridor. The TOC Demonstration Program highlighted Metro’s transition from a vision for TODs to TOCs. Eight sites or projects were selected for the TOC Demonstration Program to highlight the various ways that Metro can support creation of TOCs, best practices and lessons learned are summarized here .
Building from the TOC Demonstration Program and following the passage of Measure M and the Measure M Guidelines, Metro staff in collaboration with the Measure M Policy Advisory Committee initiated the development of the TOC Policy. The Board approved TOC Policy includes the following five goals:
- Increase Transportation Ridership and Choice
- Stabilize and Enhance Communities Surrounding Transit
- Engage Organizations, Jurisdictions, and the Public
- Distribute Transit Benefits to All
- Capture the Value Created by Transit
The TOC Policy will be further realized through the in-process TOC Implementation Plan that is being developed in collaboration with the TOC Policy Working Group that includes representatives from the Measure M PAC, the County of Los Angeles, SCAG, and LA County cities. The TOC Implementation Plan is an action document that will identify strategies and programs that Metro will implement directly and activities that Metro will support others to implement with the goal of realizing equitable TOCs in Los Angeles County.