Learn more about Corridors of Opportunity

Corridors of Opportunity

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Press Release

Learn more about the Partnership for Regional Opportunity

The Partnership for Regional Opportunity (PRO) – is a one-year successor to the Corridors of Opportunity initiative which aims to embed new practices and partnerships throughout the region, while enhancing the region’s competitiveness. PRO has four work areas in 2014.

Regional Equity and Community Engagement

Shared Prosperity

Transit Oriented Development

Transportation Funding

Learn more about the Community Engagement Team

Purpose, Vision, Values and Work Plan Objectives

Steering Committee

Corridors of Opportunity Grantee Map

Sustainable Communities in the Twin Cities: How Community Groups Are Working with Government to Transform Transitway Development

Community Engagement in Transit Planning in the Twin Cities: Strategies, Impact, and Potential Sustainability – Final Report and Executive Summary

Learn more about Regional Transit Corridors

Summary of Transitway Status as of 1/14/13

Metro Blue Line Extension – Bottineau Transitway

Metro Red Line – Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit

Metro Green Line – Central Corridor Light Rail

Gateway Corridor

Metro Blue Line – Hiawatha Light Rail

Northstar Commuter Rail

Metro Green Line Extension

Robert Street Corridor

Rush Line Corridor

Red Rock Corridor

Learn how transitways are planned

Twin Cities Regional Transitway Decision-Making Overview
Who has authority over transitway planning in the Twin Cities? This flow chart depicts the complex and often interrelated authorities who play a role in transitway planning in our region.

Community Engagement Opportunities for Transitway Development
How does a new transitway get planned? The complex steps of planning, design and public input can be overwhelming. This simple chart shows the major planning steps each new transitway must go through, and which government agencies have authority over those processes.

Metropolitan Council Transit Projects
The Council is partnering with local, state, and federal agencies on numerous projects to enhance transit throughout the region. See details about the transit improvements that are planned or in process for the region’s transitways.

FTA Circular on Environmental Justice
This document provides guidance to  state departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, public transportation providers, and other recipients of FTA funds on how to fully engage environmental justice populations in the public transportation decision-making process; how to determine whether environmental justice populations would be subjected to disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects as a result of a transportation plan, project, or activity; and how to avoid, minimize, or mitigate these effects.

Learn about Community Engagement Best Practices

MCNO: Effective Practices in Community Engagement for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development

Citizen’s League: Principles for Citizen and Government Collaboration in Public Decision-making

FTA: Effective Use of Citizen Advisory Committees for Transit Planning and Operations

Georgia Stand Up: Rebuilding Trust Through Community Engagement

The Sustainable Communities Initiative: The Community Engagement Guide for Sustainable Communities

Learn about Equitable Development

Baltimore Red Line Community Compact

Harrison Neighborhood Association – Bassett Creek Valley Guiding Principles

Corridors of Opportunity – Equitable Development definition and principles

Environmental Protection Agency Creating Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Communities: Strategies for Advancing Smart Growth, Environmental Justice, and Equitable Development 2013

Metropolitan Council Transit Oriented Development Strategic Action Plan

PolicyLink Equitable Development Toolkit

Southwest Community Works – Investment Framework timeline

Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy eTOD Score: A Ranking for Equitable Transit Oriented Development

Twin Cities Equitable Development Principles and Scorecard

Learn more about the Community Engagement Steering Committee

Community Engagement Steering Committee policy timeline

Metropolitan Council’s Public Engagement Plan

Organizer Roundtable: Community Engagement – a Powerful Voice in Transitway Equity

Organizer Roundtable: Equitable Transit Oriented Development Along Regional Transitways