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Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning – Section 20005(b)

Transit-Oriented Development Valley Metro

The Pilot Program for TOD Planning helps support FTA’s mission of improving America’s communities through public transportation by providing funding to local communities to integrate land use and transportation planning with a new fixed guideway or core capacity transit capital investment. Comprehensive planning funded through the program must examine ways to improve economic development and ridership, foster multimodal connectivity and accessibility, improve transit access for pedestrian and bicycle traffic, engage the private sector, identify infrastructure needs, and enable mixed-use development near transit stations.

What's New

  • On May 23, 2024, FTA announced the availability of approximately $10.5 million in competitive grants for the Fiscal Year 2024 Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning Program. This year, applications with a substantial focus on affordable housing may receive 100% federal support. On June 5th, FTA will host a webinar for this funding opportunity, provide an overview of the program, and describe the eligibility requirements. Interested parties are encouraged to register here for this event.
  • On April 2, 2024, FTA announced the award of approximately $17.6 million in grants going to 20 communities in 16 states to support transit-oriented development. This year, applications with a substantial focus on affordable housing and the House America Initiative may receive 100% federal support.
  • For TOD projects advancing to design and construction, the Build America Bureau (Bureau) offers financial assistance for TOD implementation through the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act and Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing credit assistance programs. In partnership with the Bureau, FTA will conduct oversight of certain TOD projects to ensure compliance with federal requirements, while the Bureau will provide technical assistance for potential borrowers.
  • On January 20, 2022, FTA launched a TOD Planning Program GIS dashboard that showcases information on awarded proposals and the respective planning studies. To navigate the user-friendly tool, simply click on a dot on the map and learn more about the project. For questions about this tool, please feel free to contact April McLean-McCoy.

Selected Projects

Grant Type: Competitive