About Transit Oriented Communities
Transit oriented communities (TOC) promotes development that generates benefits and establishes a strong foundation for rapid transit investments, even accounting for the uncertainty inherent in large-scale infrastructure projects. TOC affirms sound planning and urban design principles, guiding efficient and sustainable growth and development supporting community goals.
TOC supports concentrated areas of development that are effectively and efficiently served by useful transit service. TOC can accommodate anything from existing fixed route local bus service and is flexible enough to evolve, accommodating future rapid transit technologies. TOC fosters land use and trip-making patterns that generate the ridership needed for successful rapid transit projects, laying the groundwork for cost-effective projects.