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Transit Oriented Communities

Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) are a major focus of Miami-Dade County's regional growth management and transportation strategy. TOCs focus new residential, commercial, office and institutional investments in areas served by premium transit. This site provides helpful information on TOC development in the county across four key topics:
  • Economic Development
  • Urban Form
  • Regional Travel
  • Local Access
It provides dashboard maps and data resources to monitor development, transportation infrastructure, and travel patterns over time.

Key Topics

Economic Development
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Urban Form
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Regional Travel
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Local Access
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About Transit Oriented Communities

Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) are neighborhoods and business districts designed around rapid transit stations. TOC integrates economic development and urban design principles with regional mobility via rapid transit. TOC is characterized by medium-to-high density, mixed-use development and a well-connected network of streets providing local connectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists. These elements combine to create thriving communities supporting non-motorized travel, providing connected streets enhancing automobile travel and stimulating development that is easily connected via transit. 

A growing number of regions around the country are implementing TOC approaches because they support both concentrated growth and development in compact areas and enhanced transit and non-motorized connections. This results in benefits like: 

  • Increased access to jobs and essential services like health care, fresh food and schools
  • Increased opportunities for shorter trips which may reduce vehicle miles traveled, potentially mitigating congestion  
  • Maximized impacts of public investments in rapid transit 
  • Improved conditions for recreational and non-work walking and biking 
  • Increased property values and reinvestment in the community 

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