Feds Award $13 Million for Transit Oriented Development

The Federal Transit Administration selected 19 projects aimed at boosting development, affordable housing, and connectivity to transit.

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November 22, 2022, 7:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

Light rail train passing under apartments in Pasadena, California

Apartments at Metro rail station in Pasadena, California. | Angel DiBilio / Pasadena, California

The Federal Transit Administration’s Pilot Program for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Planning has awarded $13.1 million to 19 projects from around the nation that promote mixed-use development near transit stations, according to an article in Mass Transit.

“The program helps communities plan for opportunities created by new transit stations, such as affordable housing, economic development and better connections to schools, hospitals, stores and restaurants.”

The article quotes FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez, who said, “When communities build new housing, retail, offices, and other construction near transit, they advance environmental justice and promote equity, particularly to underserved communities, by increasing access to opportunity and enabling and encouraging the creation and preservation of affordable housing.”

Awarded projects include a study of the Union Station/Civic Center Transit District in Los Angeles and a plan for TOD along Maryland’s Purple Line light rail project. See the source article for a link to the complete list of projects.

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