Growing Transit Communities Strategy

Last Updated: 
Aug 16, 2018

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is about building compact and walkable communities around high-capacity transit.  TOD is a key strategy to achieve the region’s goals for mobility, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability.

On October 4, 2019, we held the Bringing the Region Together event, learn more here.

On October 11, 2017, we held the Building Transit, Building Opportunity event, learn more here.

Learn more about the Regional Transit-Oriented Development Advisory Committee.

The Regional Transit-Oriented Development Implementation Program convenes partners from across the region and across sectors to develop and implement strategies to promote equitable TOD.


The Growing Transit Communities Strategy is a three-part implementation plan to promote thriving and equitable transit communities in the central Puget Sound region and to provide tools and resources to implement adopted regional and local plans. The Strategy culminates a cross-sector, consensus-driven, corridor-based planning process and was informed by the robust analysis and stakeholder engagement of the Growing Transit Communities Partnership effort.

Read the Strategy
Executive Summary

Appendix A: Regional Compact
Appendix B: GTC Partnership Program
Appendix C: Study Areas
Appendix D: People + Place Implementation Typology
Appendix E: (See the Transit Community Profiles below)

Compact and Partners

The Growing Transit Communities Regional Compact indicates a commitment to work toward regional goals by implementing the Growing Transit Communities Strategy. The Regional Compact calls for a continuing regional effort and urges the region’s diverse partners to consider and adopt tools that fit best with community needs and available resources.

Read the Compact
Invitation to Sign the Compact
Sign the Compact

List of Partners

Tools and Resources

Transit Community Profiles