Transit is an important aspect of the transportation network, and mobility choices are vital to the health and vibrancy of a region. Public transit options reduce congestion, personal transportation costs, and carbon output. Public transit is not just a form of alternative transportation, but provides options for lower-income households, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Public transit provides access to healthcare, entertainment, and educational facilities, among other daily activities and destinations. Learn more here.
Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
Transit Oriented development (TOD) promotes a mixture of housing, retail, services, workplaces and open space within walking distance of transit to maximize use of the transit system. By directing compact development to existing developed areas well-served by transit, TOD reduces public infrastructure costs over time and preserves regional open space. Learn more here.