Transit-Oriented Development and Joint Development: A New Look at FTA Guidelines

Washington, DC (February 9, 2008)- Most of us know that Transit-Oriented Development and Joint Development are good tools to use for Smart Growth. However, with new Federal guidelines that include the Federal role, what’s eligible, the procurement process, funding and leveraging issues, and partnerships, there is still much to be gleamed from talking with the Feds – gaining knowledge from how to use the process successfully, from small to large TOD or JD projects.

Hear why FTA promotes TODs and Joint Development project – creating better linkages between transportation and land use, allowing communities to have more transportation alternatives and choices, strengthening existing alternatives, and leveraging funds with other federal, state, and local agencies to meet local goals.
Effie Stallsmith, Community Planning, Office of Planning, Federal Transit Administration
Jayme L. Blakesley, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Transit Administration
Susan Borinsky, Associate Administrator for Planning and Environment, Federal Transit Administration
Robert J. Tuccillo, Associate Administrator for Budget and Policy, Federal Transit Administration
About New Partners for Smart Growth
The 2008 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Washington, DC, hosted attendance of more than 1300 people from across the country for three full days of presentations, discussions, and information sharing. The conference was produced by the Local Government Commission (LGC), with support from a very impressive and multi-disciplinary group of partners and sponsoring organizations, agencies and companies.
Related Resources:
7th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities