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Effective, Contextual Planning using the FTA TOD Pilot Program
Have you tapped FTA TOD Pilot Program funding to advance local goals for transit projects? Find out how! Learn from examples in three different cities – Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Chicago.

Moderator: Adele Hall, Senior Associate Transit Planner, SRF Consulting Group, Inc, Saint Paul, MN
Speakers:
• Monica Wauck Smith, Senior Planner, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
• Brooke Thomas, Director of Strategic Planning, IndyGo, Indianapolis, IN
• Marlise Fratinardo, Senior Project Manager, Planning, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, IL

This webinar offers practical guidance for applying for, winning and using FTA TOD (transit-oriented development) Pilot Program grants to advance local goals around transit projects, including land use change, (re)development, multi-modalism, public engagement, and placemaking . FTA awarded four sets of TOD Pilot Program grants, in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2020. A fifth set of grant recipients will be announced in 2021. FTA staff report that the program is undersubscribed; they have not granted all dollars available each time.

The speakers will discuss three distinct grant-funded planning processes, describing how federal dollars were used to advance not only local city- and community-building initiatives but also the transit projects themselves. The speakers will cover the parameters of the grant, how it can be used, and how it can improve proposed projects’ New and Small Starts ratings.

The projects:
1. CTA Red and Purple Line Modernization Project (2015 grant).
2. Moving Milwaukee Forward (2016 grant).
3. IndyGo Planning and Zoning (2018 grant).

Attendees will leave the webinar with:
• An understanding of grant availability, requirements and how to apply.
• Several examples of types of planning work that could be accomplished using the grants.
• Ideas for designing an effective station area or TOD planning process.

Bring your questions! See the Rail~Volution webinar page (railvolution.org/webinar) for additional resources.

Jan 14, 2021 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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