Key findings from the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Red & Blue Line Corridors Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Parking Study offers new insight from local data on parking use, supply, and management.
See the linked report for additional details.

1

Most TODs are significantly overparked

13 of 16 sites never peaked above 80% utilization over the course of the
72-hour data collection periods.

Excess parking capacity in these 13 sites totaled over 4,500 spaces.

2

Affordable housing and office uses are particularly overparked.

Affordable housing development had peak utilization of 50% or less.

No office-dominant TOD surpassed 65% occupancy.

3

Most TOD parking supplies exceed requirements.

10 of the 16 studied sites provided 10-69% more spaces than required by code.

4

Free parking is the norm.

A majority of the parking provided is offered free of charge. 

The current median prices of a single parking space in an above ground garage is over $17,000.

5

Shared parking can work.

Availability was plentiful among the studied mixed-use facilities.

For 10 of the 16 sited, shared-parking model outputs came closer to observed peak-occupancy demand.