Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) RAISE Grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program helps communities around the country carry out projects with significant local or regional impact. RAISE provides a unique opportunity for the DOT to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives.

The CCRPC was awarded a 2022 RAISE discretionary planning grant. More details and the application materials can be found below.


Project Name: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plan for Northwest Vermont
Project Type: Planning, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)
Project Location: Northwest Region of Vermont. Centered around Chittenden County, Vermont (44.4759° N, 73.2121° W) and includes the four surrounding counties of Franklin, Addison, Rutland, and Washington.
Project Summary: This TOD project for the Northwest region of Vermont will develop a comprehensive plan for transit-oriented development for 12 communities across a five-county region in Northwest Vermont. In conjunction with TOD planning, it will also support improved bus services and/or commuter rail to connect economically disadvantaged rural residents to employment opportunities and services in the economic hub of the greater Burlington region and other employment areas.

The Northwest region of Vermont includes 13 areas of Persistent Poverty (Burlington, Winooski, Barre, and Rutland), 11 designated Opportunity Zones, and one area designated as Historically Disadvantage Community (Barre). This project will provide opportunities for economic growth, improved equity, and improved connectivity among these communities.

The project envisions that developing transit-oriented developments with accessible and convenient public transportation services, will provide a viable alternative to automobile-dependent living for Vermonters, reduce household transportation costs, and provide rural residents with job opportunities. Furthermore, it will support the development of walkable centers in village areas while also providing new transit connections for rural, mobility-challenged Vermonters.
RAISE Funds Requested: $2,100,000
Other In-Kind Match: $150,000
Total Project Cost: $2,250,000
Application Materials: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plan for Northwest Vermont »



For more information on the 2022 RAISE discretionary grant or the application materials above, contact Charlie Baker, CCRPC Executive Director.