Announcing TOD Certification Program

Announcing TOD Certification Program

Transit Oriented Development Institute

Announcing the Transit Oriented Development Certification Program!


Rating System

The Transit Oriented Development Certification is a national project evaluation and endorsement program to highlight exemplary projects showcasing TOD best practices.

The Certification process allows developers, municipalities, transit agencies, and others to submit projects for official review and rating.

The goal of the program is to give national and international recognition to visionary projects to help accelerate TOD best practices and advance the next wave of Transit Oriented Development across America and around the world.

Feedback from the developer of the program’s first certified project:

"In a rapidly growing metropolitan community where place-making is critical, the TOD Institute's recognition was paramount in bringing attention to the fact that the metro rail system had come of age and that it further needs to be fortified with appropriate development around the core metro rail stations." 
--Brent Reynolds, President, NP-International (Paseo de la Riviera developer)

  • To find out more about the Certification program visit our website
  • For evaluation criteria and to find out if your project is eligible, visit the “How it Works” page
  • If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call (202)248-5001

The Transit Oriented Development Institute is a project of the US High Speed Rail Association, America's leading advocate for the development of a 21st century, national rail system. The Transit Oriented Development Institute promotes increased TOD as well as high quality design standards that deliver the best results to the community, the users, and the environment.

Posted March 17, 2016

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