An underserved Kansas City neighborhood is receiving assistance from the Federal Transit Administration to attract new development around a proposed transit line and raise the neighborhood’s economic fortunes. In the last five to ten years, Kansas City’s downtown has experienced an economic rebound due in part to millions invested in transit projects like the KC Streetcar, opened … Continued
Two new resources in the library explore building passenger rail lines to stronger communities and economies.
Informational webinar: Applying for TOD technical assistance The TOD Technical Assistance (TOD TA) Initiative is moving into the second round of assistance to communities. Representatives from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Smart Growth America (SGA) hosted an informational webinar on September 7, 2016 to discuss in detail the technical assistance opportunity and application process for … Continued
Are you working on a federally funded transit project and interested in supporting equitable development near your project’s stations? If so, consider applying for new, free help from national experts in transit-oriented development. The Transit-Oriented Development technical assistance initiative, a project of the Federal Transit Administration in partnership with Smart Growth America, is excited to … Continued
In April 2016, the Federal Transit Administration and Smart Growth America selected nine communities to receive technical assistance in the inaugural round of the TOD Technical Assistance Initiative. Those communities are: Stamford, CT, which is renovating the Stamford Intermodal Transportation Center Stamford, just south of the city’s downtown and just north of its long-struggling waterfront … Continued
In December, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a new initiative to help communities across the country advance transit-oriented development (TOD) projects to grow their economies, achieve their social equity goals, and improve quality of life for everyone.