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

Basic TOD Resources

TOD 101 – What is it, how does it work, and how can communities benefit?

TOD in Phoenix
Rental apartments in a mixed use, transit oriented development near downtown Tempe, Arizona, across from the McClintock/Apache train station on the Valley Metro light rail line.
Photo by Steven Vance

Transit Oriented Development or TOD is typically defined as 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.

However, truly successful TOD is not just development near transit. It's development that also:

Download this TOD 101 Booklet, Why TOD and Why Now, to learn more about the basics of successful TOD.

View the TOD 101 powerpoint. [ Download PPT ] or [ View Slideshow ]

TOD Checklist: Gain a better understanding of the elements that go into creating successful TOD here.

Three Key Concepts in TOD: Learn more here.

TOD Links and Resources: Learn more about regional efforts to support TOD here.

TOD Glossary: View the glossary of TOD terminology here.


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.