Reconnecting America People * Places * Possibility

Technical Assistance

Our Technical Assistance Program has two primary components: (1) place-based initiatives and (2) national research and analytic tools. Many of our Technical Assistance efforts involve our CTOD partners in a collaborative, inter-disciplinary approach. For more information on the involvement of our partners, visit

Our goal with place-based initiatives is to engage a broad coalition of regional and local stakeholders—including political leaders, community advocates, businesses, and public agencies—to develop widespread momentum for transit expansion, community revitalization, and compact development, and to then develop local capacity to make change happen with new policies, programs, and investment strategies. We have worked in over 35 regions across the country in regions where transit is already firmly established and in places that are working to make their first investments. We build lasting relationships that evolve over years and build capacity among local stakeholders.

Our goal with national research and analytic tools is to create data-driven but accessible resources to help communities make difficult planning and investment decisions. We have worked to understand demographic and market trends as they emerge and empower communities to use this information to be prepared. This forward-looking approach to research has enabled our work to inform policy debates at the local, regional, and national levels.