Pilot Program for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Planning
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
To conduct comprehensive planning that supports economic development and ridership, fosters multimodal connectivity and accessibility, improves transit access for pedestrian and bicycle traffic, engages the private sector, identifies infrastructure needs, enables mixed-use development near transit stations, and addresses climate change, challenges facing environmental justice populations, and racial equity and barriers to opportunity.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
An applicant must be the project sponsor of an eligible transit capital project or be the land use planning authority in the project corridor of an eligible transit capital project. Evidence of a partnership between these two types of entities will be required unless the applicant has both responsibilities.
Consider projects that reimagine holistic transportation strategies that emphasize walking, cycling, and public transit connectivity alongside electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure build-out for ride-sharing and vehicle sharing programs. Plan new TOD projects to integrate with existing regional transit and trail systems for better connectivity between nearby neighborhoods and transit hubs.
This is an opportunity address both procedural equity in the planning process as well as distributional equity in terms of access to transportation networks. These planning grants can help accelerate efforts to support areas of persistent poverty and increase connectivity for historically marginalized communities.
Competitive projects should be transformative in nature and cover an entire transit capital project corridor, rather than involve planning for individual station areas or only a small section of the corridor.
See the list of previous awardees here: https://www.transportation.gov/rural/grant-toolkit/pilot-program-transit-oriented-development-tod-planning