Transit Oriented Communities
Vital Transit-Oriented Communities (TOC) are key to fully leveraging the regional transit system. These communities should demonstrate diverse uses including residential, retail, commercial, and industrial depending on the conditions specific to that station area. They should include a range of amenities and services to support people who reside and work in the station area, but also assist those who use the station to access transit. TOCs should be characterized by increased density, infrastructure that enhances accessibility and promotes active living, and design for resource efficiency (including water, energy, etc.). They also should be sensitive to the culture, character and needs of existing and surrounding communities.
Read the full text of the Board-endorsed principle related to Transit-Oriented Communities.