Attention transportation planners, government officials, developers and anyone interested in creating dynamic communities near transit: FTA has launched, a hub for information and ideas that will help users develop outstanding transit-oriented development (TOD) projects. The new site includes a dynamic database of leading research on TOD, information about funding and financing options for TOD projects, and opportunities for TOD professionals to connect with one another. Anyone interested in TOD can join the project’s mailing list to get news about new resources and opportunities.

The website is part of FTA’s new TOD technical assistance initiative to help communities across the country grow their economies, achieve their social equity goals, and improve quality of life. The technical assistance, administered by the national nonprofit organization Smart Growth America, provides on-the-ground and online technical assistance to communities working on – or planning to work on – TOD projects across the country. The initiative is designed to help elected officials, municipal staff, advocates, developers, transportation professionals, and urban planners discover new ideas, connect with one another and, ultimately, build great projects.