VIA Metropolitan Transit has been chosen by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as one of 20 communities around the country to receive $825,000 to work with the City of San Antonio to plan for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) along the North-South/Central Rapid Transit Corridor Project, a 27-mile fixed guideway alignment between the Stone Oak and Brooks areas.

The FTA announced Dec. 18, that it has awarded a total of $16.6 million to support comprehensive planning projects that improve access to public transportation. The grant is part of the FTA’s Pilot Program for TOD Planning, which assists communities that are developing new or expanded mass transit systems.

The Pilot Program for TOD Planning provides funding to project sponsors who will integrate land use and transportation planning efforts with eligible transit projects. The grants will fund comprehensive planning to support transit ridership, multimodal connectivity, and mixed-use development near transit stations.