Transit Revitalization Investment District (TRID)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
- The TRID Master Plan is a 20-year phased development program that seeks to improve connections between two underused rail stations and surrounding neighborhoods in Philadelphia.
- The plan’s main goal is to improve access to public transit by redesigning entrances to two key train stations, and adding new bike lanes and tree-lined sidewalks that make commuters feel safer. Rain gardens, parks, and green roofs along key corridors leading to the stations add much-needed community green space.
- The plan also promotes transit-oriented development (TOD) by reimagining the landscape around these stations. More than 2,000 units of housing, 175,000 square feet of retail space, 120,000 square feet of office space, and a new technology center will be added.
- TRID was commissioned and funded by a community-based non-profit organization called Neighborhoods Now.
- After completion of the TRID plan, the Temple Regional Rail Station was awarded a $1 million grant from the Home Depot Foundation and $2.4 million grant from the State of Pennsylvania for sustainable transportation infrastructure development. Implemention is moving forward at Temple Regional Rail and 46th Street stations.