overhead shot of Mount Baker Station in Seattle

Transit-Oriented Development

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) can create and sustain compact and walkable communities that provide access to opportunities around high-capacity transit.

Creating and Sustaining Thriving Transit Communities

Map of PSRC high-capacity transit lines

VISION 2050, the region’s long-range plan for growth, focuses greater amounts of growth within regional growth centers and high-capacity transit station areas. The Regional Growth Strategy has an ambitious goal of attracting 65% of population growth and 75% of employment growth to the region’s growth centers and high-capacity transit station areas, leveraging unprecedented investments to expand public transit throughout the region.

Download map of high-capacity transit station areas.

High-capacity transit station areas are areas within ½ a mile of existing or planned light rail and streetcar stations, commuter rail stations, ferry terminals, and within ¼ mile of all bus rapid transit stations.

Regional growth centers are mixed-use centers formally designated by PSRC that includes housing, employment, retail and entertainment uses.


The Regional Transit-Oriented Development Committee advances a broad, multi-stakeholder coalition to support equitable transit-oriented development and the region’s adopted growth strategy. The committee advises the Growth Management Policy Board and meets quarterly.

On a biennial basis, PSRC hosts a TOD focused event. Elected officials and staff from across the region are invited to attend.

PSRC also publishes a newsletter focused on regional TOD news. Sign-up to receive Talkin' TOD, PSRC's TOD newsletter.

Growing Transit Communities