EPA Infrastructure Financing Options for Transit-Oriented Development Webinar

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Smart Growth Program invites you to attend a webinar on “Infrastructure Financing for Transit-Oriented Development” on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Transit-oriented development (TOD) is located near a transit station, typically near a city or town center. It offers a mix of housing, employment, shopping, and transportation choices and can result in less air pollution, less development on open lands, better water quality, and improved access to jobs. Yet the infrastructure required to create TOD is expensive and funding for infrastructure for new TOD can be difficult to obtain.

This webinar will cover some of the lessons learned from a year-long Smart Growth Implementation Assistance project on financing TOD infrastructure. Read the report at http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/infra_financing.htm. Speakers from the Utah Transit Authority and the NoMa Business Improvement District in Washington, DC will then discuss TOD in their communities.

This multi-community project worked toward two goals:

1. Develop model financing strategies for infrastructure investments located around transit-oriented development, land assemblage, parking garages, storm water management, streets and sidewalks, facade improvements, infrastructure phasing, energy efficiency, and other necessary infrastructure components; and

2. Create an infrastructure financing toolkit around these strategies that would address likely sources of funding, funding structures, and new investment mechanisms for infrastructure investment that could be applied nationally.

To develop these tools, which are intended to be replicable in communities across the country, the team worked with: Cobb County and the Cumberland Community Improvement District, Georgia; South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (Chicago area), Illinois; Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, and Sandy City, Utah; and The City of Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Who Should Attend
Community leaders; transit agencies; state, local, and federal government staff; real estate developers; business and property owners; and others interested in transit-oriented development.

Click on https://epa.connectsolutions.com/epasmartgrowth to attend. Log in as a guest.

For information concerning this webinar, contact EPA Project Manager Melissa Kramer at 202-564-8497, or email kramer.melissa@epa.gov.

For addition information, contact Region 10’s Ned Conroy at 206-220-4318 or email ned.conroy@dot.gov.


/R.F. Krochalis/

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator