The Pilot Program for TOD Planning helps support FTA’s mission of improving public transportation for America’s communities 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.
- On October 30, 2019, FTA held a webinar on the FY 2019 funding opportunity for this program. The webinar provided an overview of the program, described eligible applicants and projects, and offered an opportunity for attendees to obtain answers to other questions.
- On September 18, 2019, FTA announced a notice of funding for $19.2 million in FY2019 TOD Planning grants supporting comprehensive planning projects that improve access to public transportation.