Introducing a new transit-oriented development initiative from the Federal Transit Administration and Smart Growth America


Transportation plays a critical role in connecting Americans and communities to economic opportunity. Today, we’re excited to announce a new project that will help people connect to public transportation easily, efficiently, and affordably.

The Transit-Oriented Development technical assistance initiative, a project of the Federal Transit Administration in partnership with Smart Growth America, will provide state and local leaders with new ideas, resources, and capacity for building transit-oriented development, or “TOD”. Well-done TOD takes advantage of nearby transit to create desirable places to live, work, and visit that feature amenities like entertainment venues, parks, retail, restaurants, an improved pedestrian environment and diverse housing choices.

This project will include a competitively awarded technical assistance program, a peer-to-peer learning network, and a comprehensive online database of information related to transit-oriented development.

Technical assistance requests are now being accepted. Local or regional governments with an active federally funded transit project through New Starts, Small Starts, or Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) are eligible to apply.

To learn more about the technical assistance opportunity and the application process, join us for an informational webinar on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST. This online event is free, but registration is required.

The peer-to-peer network and online database, to launch in 2016, will feature resources and training on transit-oriented development, public transportation, affordable housing, and community-based economic development.

Visit the project website to learn more about the new project and to add your name to become part of the network. We look forward to collaborating with you on this exciting new work.

Technical assistance