What types of transit stations make a TOD project eligible for designation?
TOD projects that are located or planned within a mile of the following types of transit stations are eligible for designation:
- Existing transit stations on the following transit lines; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Metro Rail, MARC Camden and Penn lines, Baltimore Metro, and Baltimore Light Rail
- Planned transit stations on these same lines or on future lines (such as the Baltimore Red Line, the Purple Line, and the Corridor Cities Transit way) when there is sufficient certainty that a station will be created and there is a clear case that designation will assist in the achievement of a defined and agreed TOD outcome
- Projects near bus stations can be eligible for designation if there is a significant nexus of bus service at a particular location that is not likely to be terminated or relocated in the foreseeable future

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1. What does the term transit-oriented development mean?
2. Why is the State involved in transit-oriented development?
3. What does it mean to be a designated transit-oriented development (TOD) in Maryland?
4. Why designate some Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) projects and not others? Should all TODs be designated?
5. What are the benefits that designation brings to a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) project?
6. What is the process for designating a TOD pursuant to Section 7-101(m)?
7. Do the State and local government designate a project, a zone, a planning effort, or something else?
8. Have any projects been designated TODs yet?
9. Is there a limit to the number of TOD designations that can be made?
10. What new financial tools did the 2009 TOD legislation grant to local governments for use solely at designated TODs?
11. What is tax increment financing (TIF)?
12. What is a Special Taxing District?
13. What is the Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) and what role does it plan in TOD?
14. Are there dedicated funds in the State budget for TODs?
15. What are the characteristics of a good candidate for TOD Designation?
16. What types of transit stations make a TOD project eligible for designation?
17. Is there any new State legislation that might help support TOD projects?
18. How do Designated TODs relate to Smart Sites and other programs?
19. Whom do I contact to learn more about TOD and TOD Designations?