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Today's Transportation Agenda

Want to Improve Transit? Hire (and Promote!) More Women

Fifty-five percent of US transit riders are women. But women make up just thirty-nine percent of the transit workforce. Of the nations twenty top agencies, just three CEO’s are women. Why is it so hard for women to rise to the top?

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Bunching is for Bananas, Not Buses: Dispatches from Austin

This week, we’re in Austin working with Capital Metro to test a new bus dispatching method in hopes of reducing bunching and improving reliability along the MetroRapid lines.

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Turning Parking Lots Into Affordable Housing is a Win-Win for Transit Agencies

America is drowning in parking. Fortunately, a growing number of transit agencies are developing strategies to repurpose underutilized lots near their stations into affordable homes.

Does Your Transit System Offer Transportation School?

We always talk about people getting to work on transit. But what about getting people to work on transit?

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Publications

Setting a Transportation Agenda for the Nation

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Initiatives

Training the Transportation Leaders of Tomorrow

Ridership

Many of the country’s largest transit systems have seen declining ridership in recent years, but ridership trends vary significantly from city to city. Read more.

Transit Agency Board Workshops

TransitCenter runs a dynamic training program for transit agency board members.

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Grants

Our grantmaking supports organizations improving transit and urban quality of life, strengthening neighborhoods, and building stronger, more accessible regions.

We offer several grant opportunities including our annual Open Call and a rolling grant program known as Dispatch grants.

Walk Bike Nashville

$65,357 granted to watchdog the city’s Vision Zero and WalknBike plan, which will make pedestrian access to transit a central part of Nashville’s transit debate.

LA-Más

$75,000 granted to LA-Más to push LA-region agencies to streamline the implementation of creative first/last mile interventions at transit stations and stops and to combat rising pedestrian deaths and sinking transit ridership in the second most populous region in the nation.

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