South Florida Transit-Oriented Development

As part of a study on transit-oriented development for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (operating Tri-Rail), CUES prepared two reports  on behalf of the South Florida Regional Planning Council in partnership with the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council. The funded by the Federal Transportation Authority (FTA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) funded the project.


Business Plan for a South Florida Transit-Oriented Development Fund: Potential for Infill Development along the Tri-Rail Coastal Link Corridor. For more information, please contact Dr. John Renne at

Read the SF TOD TRCL Business Plan





South Florida Transit-Oriented Development: Evaluation of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Potential Tri-Rail Coastal Link Station Areas

For more information, please contact Dr. Fred Bloetscher at

Read the SFTOD TRCL Water and Wastewater Report

Florida Transportation Plan

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invited Dr. John Renne to serve as a representative of ULI Florida on the FL Transportation Plan-Strategic Intermodal System (FTP-SIS) Steering Committee.

CUES Director Renne quoted in article

In an article by David Wilkening titled, “The Branson Effect, Train-Style–Could Florida’s future commercial growth emulate Europe’s with a new rail system?” John L. Renne, Director and Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Florida Atlantic University and a Mobility Chair at the Urban Land Institute, tells

“The recently opened Brightline in Miami is unique to the United States as it creates an experience only offered in places like Europe and Asia. Similar to these other cities, the Brightline is already proving to be a catalyst for urban infill projects in Downtown Miami that will reshape the city into a more walkable hub for the creative economy of the 21st Century.”

CUES Director quoted in Curbed LA

Curbed Los Angeles quotes Dr. John L. Renne in their article What’s the best way to evacuate Los Angeles? In reference to our auto-dependency, Renne observed that “Evacuations in some ways point out the major flaws in the system that we have on a day-to-day basis.” The article examines how the demographics of fire victims, including the elderly and carless populations, mirrors that of other disasters. Read the article

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