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Making the Connection: Transit-Oriented Development and Jobs

Transit-oriented development (TOD) is growing in popularity, but most of the focus of such projects is on environmental benefits and innovative design. This report takes another approach. We look at the ways TOD can serve the needs of working families—particularly those with low and moderate income—by providing affordable housing and/or better access to jobs. This is done through an examination of 25 TOD projects around the country that to varying degrees meet the housing and employment needs of those with limited means.