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FTA Launches New Livable Communities Website

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 The Federal Transit Administration has launched a new Livable and Sustainable Communities Website to advance the Department of Transportation’s Livability Initiative and the Interagency Sustainable Communities Partnership.

This website at www.fta.dot.gov/livability provides information about DOT's role in livability and sustainable communities, the interagency partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency and Housing and Urban Development, and how FTA is supporting these initiatives.

As part of this effort, FTA has reworked its transit-oriented and joint development webpage, included information on transit and environmental sustainability, highlighted its efforts on affordable housing near transit, and provided case studies that can be used by transit agencies and communities around the nation as they plan to make their cities and towns livable.

A key webpage lists FTA’s grant programs as they relate to livability. This list includes major grant programs, such the Urbanized Area Formula Program, as well as programs that focus on specialized services, such as those serving seniors and people with disabilities.

"FTA will continue to expand on the assistance we provide the transportation industry to build the principles of livability and sustainability into communities around our Nation," said Therese McMillan, deputy administrator of the Federal Transit Administration.