"Today's housing, financial, and energy crises all create an extraordinary opportunity and a vital imperative. We must build the next generation of homes and businesses within walking distances of train and bus stations, all equipped with solar energy, green design, and bicycle-friendly facilities that reduce carbon emissions and protect us from the impacts of climate change. The MTA and Governor Paterson, in partnership with the Obama Administration, must seize the moment to create jobs, revitalize the economy and ensure a sustainable future for all New Yorkers." - Ned Sullivan, president, Scenic Hudson. Chair, Smart Growth/TOD Group
The MTA continues to support communities in its service region that are interested in exploring transit-supportive development, or that have projects underway. Early collaboration on even tentative project plans can help ensure that transit services and community development plans ultimately complement each other.