We support a network of practitioners, leaders and advocates dedicated to leveraging transit, mobility and development investments to create great places to live – for all people.
Our priorities within this work are to advance equity, address the climate crisis and foster “equitable transit-oriented communities” as a the best way to achieve resilient and just communities.
We focus on the whole community built around transit and multimodal investments, from housing to business and economic development, including the implications for health, safety, equity, sustainability, access to opportunity and overall quality of life.
Topics of sustained focus include:
- Transit-Oriented Development and Equitable Transit-Oriented Communities
- Transit and multimodal corridors, including policies, planning, design, engineering and implementation of different transit modes (from rail to BRT to bus systems) as well as station design, mobility hubs and street design.
- Community Engagement and Placemaking
- Technology, Data and other systems underpinning connected communities
Browse the website (or use Search) to see topics considered at our annual conference, in our work with local groups and through our year-round learning.
HOW WE WORK
We convene, support and build a diverse network of stakeholders who share – and shape – the vision for building more equitable communities through transit, mobility and development.
Transit + Community
Through our annual Mpact Transit + Community Conference, we facilitate the ability of people in the network to openly share challenges, diversities of lived experience and innovative approaches.
Through Mpact:LAB, we inspire leadership at every level, fostering collaboration across sectors and across scales.
Through Mpact:VOICES we share examples of the ways people in our network prioritize community and equity as they deliver top-notch projects.
As an organization and a network, we constantly refine and seek to improve the approach to building more just and resilient transit-oriented communities.
We make the case that transit, connected mobility options and coordinated development can deliver more a just and resilient future for cities and regions – and the best quality of life for the people who live there.
Our network reflects the holistic approach we take to building more livable, just and sustainable communities around transit investments. The network includes people working across sectors and at different levels of authority, because we believe that the best solutions come from listening and building on the contributions from diverse voices.
Transportation and multimodal planners, designers and engineers; Mobility and technology innovators; Affordable housing and community and economic development professionals; Government and agency leaders and staff; Community-based organizations and advocacy groups; Developers and financial institutions; Elected officials; Business and community leaders; Health, climate, sustainability, and disability advocates and leaders.
What Does Success Look Like?
Success comes through collaboration among diverse stakeholders willing to center the community’s vision. It comes from coordinating transit, mobility, land use and development. Success is visible in the way specific communities have been built and in constantly identifying barriers, finding ways to address them, then having those innovations become widely known and mainstream.