SEPTA launches transit supportive community development program

  • Date: 12/27/2021

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has introduced its Transit Supportive Community Development (TSCD) Program — a key initiative of SEPTA Forward, the authority's strategic plan to support healthy, sustainable and vibrant communities.

This program will expand access to transit by shaping development near SEPTA services, leading to increased ridership, improved social equity through mixed-use and mixed-income projects, the stabilization of SEPTA's financial base and reduced reliance on cars.

Unlike traditional transit-oriented development programs, SEPTA's TSCD program will guide and support development along corridors with frequent transit service — not just near SEPTA stations. As a major driver of the regional economy and an essential service provider, SEPTA views TSCD as a critical component of its effort to create the seamless, equitable transit network envisioned in SEPTA Forward.

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