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Today's Transportation Agenda

Allow us to reintroduce ourselves…

We are updating how we communicate, including on this website, to double down on our mission, advocating for better public transit in America.

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Capping the way to Fairer Fares

The deBlasio administration and transit and community advocates are currently debating lower-cost fares for New Yorkers living paycheck-to-paycheck. A fare policy innovation in London could help, but it would require replacing the dated MetroCard with a more advanced fare payment system.

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We’ve Seen the Future of Transit Fares

Transit experts from London, San Francisco, Oslo and Boston convened at TransitCenter to address the fare payment system of the future, providing examples of innovative payment solutions their agencies have adopted

Mixed Highway/Transit Ballots Tank At Polls

With nearly $200 billion in public transportation investments on ballots across the country, results suggest that tying transit scraps to highway meals is politically ineffective.

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Setting a Transportation Agenda for the Nation

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Training the Transportation Leaders of Tomorrow

NACTO Transit Accelerator

NACTO and TransitCenter are working with the city transportation departments and transit agencies in Indianapolis, Denver, Cambridge and Oakland to use NACTO’s Transit Street Design Guide to transform existing streets into great transit streets.

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Transit Agency Board Trainings

TransitCenter and the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy have joined together to offer a dynamic new training program for transit agency board members.

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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.


$147,850 for first/last mile and transportation demand interventions at the LA Metro Gold Line Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park Station and surrounding neighborhoods.

Transportation Alternatives

Transportation Alternatives is organizing citizens, stakeholder groups, and elected officials to direct transportation solutions to the coming shutdown of the L-train

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