Pulse Bus Rapid Transit stop under construction in Richmond, VA. Richmond
received FTA technical assistance to plan for transit-oriented development around the Pulse.
FTA’s Transit-Oriented Development Technical Assistance Initiative supports TOD projects and policies in communities by providing resources and support through online and on-site assistance. FTA engaged Smart Growth America to advance TOD through technical assistance, including providing planning and analysis tools, maintaining a comprehensive online database of TOD information, and establishing a peer-to-peer information exchange. In addition, communities can apply through a comprehensive selection process for on-site assistance that can help them plan TOD, including station area planning or financing.