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TOD & Equity

Building equitable, transit-oriented communities means ensuring that people from all walks of life have access to quality transportation choices, housing and opportunity. The average American household spends 19 percent of its budget on transportation and this average varies greatly depending on where the household is located. This means that building and preserving housing in “efficient” locations can create opportunities for families to have more affordable lifestyles. Linking TOD and Equity may involve adopting policies or programs that promote affordable or mixed-income housing near transit, coordinating plans for housing and transportation, involving stakeholders of all backgrounds and a range of interests in the community development process, and other strategies.

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