To the Editor:
Michael Autori’s letter railing against transit-oriented development (TOD) is completely misguided. First, TOD is not “affordable housing.” It’s market-rate housing, built in higher density near a transit hub in order to reduce congestion on our roads. It tends to attract younger people, as well as older residents, who don’t need large homes, so it’s naturally less costly. If there is an affordable housing component through development incentives or subsidies, that’s something else entirely.