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FTA awards grants for TOD planning

The Maryland Transit Administration will receive a $1.5 million grant to plan for a transit-oriented development along the Purple Line light-rail project corridor.
Photo – Purple Line Transit Partners


The Federal Transit Administration last week announced 19 grant awards totaling $13.1 million to increase transit access through transit-oriented development (TOD) planning projects.

The grants are awarded through the FTA's  Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning, which supports local efforts to increase transit access and encourage ridership through mixed-use and mixed-income developments near public transportation hubs, administration officials said in a press release.

Among the entities receiving the grants are:

The FTA's pilot program helps communities plan for opportunities created by new transit stations, such as affordable housing, economic development and better connections to schools, hospitals, stores and restaurants.

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