The benefits of transit reach far beyond the people who ride our buses and trains. Smart, efficient transit expansion is a win, win, win: it helps households, communities, and regions save money over the long run an improve quality of life.
In 2012, the Met Council started a two‐year process to update its thirty‐year regional plan. The new plan is called Thrive MSP 2040. If done well, it will provide
a persuasive, strategic vision for the region, one that includes greatly expanded,
affordable, and sustainable transportation choices.
A number of peer regions, including Atlanta, Denver, Portland, Salt Lake City,
Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle, have recently released similar plans, many
with a strong land use component. Transit for Livable Communities reviewed
these plans from around the country. Here are ten themes consistently advanced
by our peer regions.