New transit-oriented development guidance available

New guidance is available from PSRC for planners and other staff working on creating thriving communities around transit station areas. With cities and counties engaging in their local comprehensive plan updates, PSRC is working to support those efforts and help jurisdictions implement regional goals from VISION 2050 in and around transit station areas.

This guidance highlights five focus areas: defining station areas, planning for growth, mitigating displacement, supporting transportation projects to enhance TOD, and subarea planning. These focus areas include examples from local communities and other resources from across the country.

While TOD efforts are often focused around high-capacity transit, such as light rail and bus rapid transit, all communities can benefit from focused planning to support transit. TOD planning happens in stages and these considerations can be applied at multiple points throughout the planning process.

PSRC is hosting a full-day transit-oriented development workshop, TOD FOR ALL: Planning for 1 Million+ New People Near Transit in October consisting of virtual panels and in-person walking tours for which registration is now open.

PSRC is also hosting a webinar supporting local comprehensive plans for on TOD and centers as part of its Passport To 2044 series in December. More information on the session will be available later this year.

Have feedback on the guidance? Looking for other information on how to support planning around transit in your community? Reach out to Maggie Moore at