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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) last week announced the availability of $6.2 million in funding to support comprehensive planning that improves access to public transit.
The competitive grant funds are provided through FTA’s Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning pilot program, which funds planning to encourage ridership, transit access, and economic and mixed-use development near public transportation projects.
Examples of eligible projects include planning studies around station areas for new light-rail, heavy-rail and commuter-rail projects.
In order to apply for program funding, an applicant must be an FTA grantee — either a project sponsor of an eligible transit project or an entity with land use planning authority in the project corridor, FTA officials said in a press release.
The application period will close on Oct. 26.
FTA’s TOD Pilot Program was established under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act and amended by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. The program is authorized through fiscal-year 2020.