South Florida Transit-Oriented Development Pilot Program
The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) and Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC) are implementing the South Florida Regional Transit Oriented Development (SFTOD) Pilot Program.
Funding was awarded for SFTOD through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)’s Transit-Oriented Development Planning Pilot Program, with grant-funded activities anticipated to occur between April 2017 and June 2018.
The goal of the FTA TOD Planning Pilot Program is to leverage significant FTA transit investments by funding planning activities along future transit corridors. The result will be transit projects that better meet the competitive criteria for federal transit funding. Activities funded will support economic development, ridership, multi-modal connectivity and accessibility, increased transit access for pedestrian and bicycle traffic, and mixed use development near transit stations.
SFTOD will fund planning activities around potential station areas that have been identified on that portion of the planned Tri-Rail Coastal Link (TRCL) corridor located on the FEC rail corridor. The TRCL corridor runs along the Florida East Coast (FEC) rail corridor from Jupiter to downtown Miami. The goal of all station area planning work is to create TRCL station areas with a sustainable mix of land uses, improved access and mobility for all users, expanded economic development opportunities, and a regulatory framework ready to implement TOD.