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Corridor-wide Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Strategies

A “transit corridor” connects multiple destinations including shopping and entertainment districts, employment centers, schools and regional gateways such as airports by rail, bus, bus rapid transit or a combination. Some corridors may be primarily designed to connect commuters from residential areas to a commercial business district while others are focused on creating new development along the line.

Five transitways in the region developed strategies for transit-oriented development (TOD) informed by lessons from Central Corridor LRT. The TOD strategies were tailored to the different stages of development at the time of the funding and modes planned for the respective corridors.

Stage of Development 

  Alternatives Analysis Preliminary Engineering Final Design Construction Operation

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

        Cedar Avenue

Commuter Rail


Light Rail Transit (LRT)

Bottineau Transitway


  Central Corridor  

Undetermined Mode

Gateway Corridor        


Corridor Specific Projects

The following links have more information on each of the corridor-wide projects funded by Corridors of Opportunity:


Transit corridor maps are available from the Metropolitan Council with information based on 2010 US Census and other data. They show:

  • Population by race, foreign-born status and household income
  • Affordable housing and job density
  • Labor shed for employers (residential density)
  • Commuter shed for resident workers (employment density)