tod in the twin cities

TOD Advisory Committee

Getting It Done: TOD Workshop Series

Funding Sources for TOD

Major Partners and Initiatives

CORRIDOR Planning

Minneapolis-St Paul Transitways 2020 Map (PDF)

Central Corridor

Southwest Corridor

Other Future Fixed-Guideway Transit

Hiawatha Line

Northstar Commuter Rail

Streetcars in the Twin Cities

Citizen's Guide to New Starts, Federal Funding for Transit Corridors

TOD TOOLKIT

Basic TOD Resources

Connecting Jobs to People

Mixed Income/Equitable TOD

Shaping Regional Demand for Growth

Station Area Planning

Value Capture and Financing TOD

A Citizen's Guide to the Federal Transit Funding Process

While transit planning begins at the local and regional levels, implementing those plans usually involves navigating through a complex federal funding process for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) New Starts and Small Starts money.

Download two page summary and graphic here.

Transportation 101
For a broader overview of federal transportation policy, including information on the history of the program, how the Interstate System was started, how earmarks came to be so prevalent, and how the federal role in funding transportation has changed throughout the years, visit Transportation for America's website and read their clear overview.


Transit-Oriented Development, or TOD, is typically defined as more compact development within easy walking distance of transit stations (typically a half mile) that contains a mix of uses such as housing, jobs, shops, restaurants and entertainment. TOD is about creating walkable, sustainable communities for people of all ages and incomes and providing more transportation and housing choices. These neighborhoods provide for a lifestyle that's convenient, affordable and active, and create places where our children can play and our parents can grow old comfortably.