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Today's Transportation Agenda

Chicago’s South Side: Transit Resources in Plain Sight

Debates in Boston, New York and Chicago are challenging city halls and transit operators to make commuter rail infrastructure within the city limits part of the transportation answer in both booming and struggling urban districts.

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Boston’s Stalled Experiment in Urban Commuter Rail Conversion

A series of debates in Boston, New York and Chicago are challenging city halls and transit operators to make commuter rail infrastructure within the city limits part of the transportation answer in both booming and struggling urban districts.

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Advocates and Bus Drivers Agree: Bus Lanes are for the Buses

New York City bus operators say their number 1 job frustration is blocked bus lanes.

Enhanced Stations We Can Believe In: Accessible to All

News broke this week that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Enhanced Station Initiative (ESI) will be limited to 19 subway stations.

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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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