Tomorrow the Growing Transit Communities (GTC) Partnership will be holding a workshop to bring together six GTC committees and citizens to start to lay out strategies to accomplish the aims of the project. Those that are interested in attending the meeting from 3-6PM at Seattle Center may RSVP here. More information below the jump.


Registration is now open for the Growing Transit Communities: Implementation Strategies Workshop on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 3:00-6:00 at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms. Come learn about this regional effort to promote equitable transit communities and discuss recommended actions for our region. Registration is free and members of the public are encouraged to attend.

The Implementation Strategies Workshop will bring members of the Growing Transit Communities Partnership’s Oversight Committee, Affordable Housing and Equity Network Steering Committees and three Corridor Task Forces (North, South and East), together with interested parties and members of the public to discuss strategies and tools to promote equitable transit communities. The event will include an unveiling of the results and recommendations related to the Transit Community Typology and TOD Market Study by the Center for Transit Oriented Development.


Presentations by:
Dena Belzer, President, Strategic Economics
Josh Brown, President, Puget Sound Regional Council; Chair, Growing Transit Communities Partnership
Tony To, Executive Director, HomeSight; Vice-Chair, Growing Transit Communities Partnership; Chair, Regional Equity Network

Facilitated discussions on implementation strategies, including:
Infrastructure financing mechanisms
Affordable housing tools
Innovative citizen engagement

For more information, please visit the Growing Transit Communities Partnership website or contact Sara Schott Nikolic.



The region is making a voter approved $15 billion investment in regional rapid transit. The Growing Transit Communities Partnership is designed to help make the most of this investment by locating housing, jobs, and services close enough to transit that it is a viable option for many people. If done right, more people will have a faster and more convenient way to travel.

The Growing Transit Communities Partnership is a three-year federally-funded effort housed at the Puget Sound Regional Council that brings together diverse partners to promote equitable transit communities in the central Puget Sound region. The primary goals of the Partnership are:

• Accommodate more of the Accommodate more of the region’s residential and employment growth near high capacity transit
• Provide housing choices affordable to a full range of incomes near high capacity transit
• Increase access to opportunity for existing and future community members in transit communities

For more information, please visit the Partnership website.

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