USDOT Announces $11 Million in Grant Awards to Help Communities Plan for Transit-Oriented Development

Published on: January 24, 2022

FTA last week announced the award of approximately $11 million to 20 projects in 12 states to support comprehensive planning efforts to improve access to public transportation. Funding through FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning grants will help organizations plan for transportation projects that connect communities and improve access to transit and affordable housing.

FTA’s Pilot Program for TOD Planning supports local planning and strategies to increase transit access and encourage ridership through mixed-use and mixed-income development near public transportation projects. This year’s selected projects support President Biden’s call to combat climate change, advance environmental justice, and promote equitable delivery of benefits to underserved communities.

A list of all selected projects is available online. Information on previously funded projects can be found here. Planning projects were selected for funding based on criteria described in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides a $18.9 million, or 38%, increase in funding for this program over five years, as compared to the previous level. This will expand FTA’s ability to support transit-oriented development nationwide.

Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning
FY21 Selected Projects
Notice of Funding Opportunity

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