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Town Officials Learn About Transit Oriented Development

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Officials from towns in Fairfield and New Haven counties got a crash course on transit oriented development.

Roger Reynolds is the senior staff attorney for the Connecticut Fund for the Environment. He helped create the toolkit and he gave us a crash course on TOD.

Reynolds says taking a TOD will create more of a community and use the resources that we already have.

"We have the nation's busiest rail line in MetroNorth and if we're not capitalizing on that, we're really losing an opportunity," said Reynolds. He added that TOD is not "rocket science" for cities and towns.

You can find out more about Transit Oriented Development from the Connecticut Fund for the Environment here.

Ray Hardman is Connecticut Public’s Arts and Culture Reporter. He is the host of CPTV’s Emmy-nominated original series “Where Art Thou?” Listeners to Connecticut Public Radio may know Ray as the local voice of “Morning Edition”, and later of “All Things Considered.”

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