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Livability Resources


FTA Funded Resources

DOT Funded Resources

  • Transportation Toolbox for Rural and Small Communities: The Transportation Toolbox for Rural Areas and Small Communities was designed to assist public and private stakeholders in planning, developing, and improving rural areas and small communities, especially through transportation and related projects.

EPA Resources

State DOTs and Regions


  • Center for Transit-Oriented Development: A nonprofit created by SAFETEA-LU, dedicated to providing best practices, research and tools to support market-based transit-oriented development.
  • The Center for Livable Communities: The Center for Livable Communities is a national initiative of the Local Government Commission (LGC) a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization of elected officials, city and county staff, and other interested individuals throughout California and other states.
  • American Public Transportation Association (APTA): Click to learn more about APTA's commitment to this initiative.
  • National Complete Streets Coalition: The National Complete Streets Coalition seeks to fundamentally transform the look, feel, and function of the roads and streets in our community, by changing the way most roads are planned, designed, and constructed.
  • Smart Growth America: A coalition of national, state and local organizations working to improve the ways we plan and build the towns, cities and metro areas we call home
  • Reconnecting America: Reconnecting America is a national non-profit organization that is working to integrate transportation systems and the communities they serve, with the goal of generating lasting public and private returns, improving economic and environmental efficiency, and giving consumers more housing and mobility choices.

Other Publications that Support the Livable and Sustainable Communities Initiative

Updated: Monday, April 25, 2016
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