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Today's Transportation Agenda

Flex V. Fixed: An Experiment in On-Demand Transit

AC Transit has launched an on-demand transit pilot as part of an effort to address declining ridership, improve service quality, and redesign its network in low-density, low-demand areas.

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Mobility Not in Demand

We know Uber & Lyft are siphoning some transit riders away. But at present we can say definitively that Chariot is not, not in Northern Brooklyn.

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Who Rules Transit?

Here we take a look at who is governing American transit agencies, and how well they reflect transit riders and the residents of their service areas.

4 Things For Transit Agencies to Remember in a World of Driverless Car Hype

The threat that automated vehicles pose to public transit is a political threat.

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Setting a Transportation Agenda for the Nation

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Training the Transportation Leaders of Tomorrow


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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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.


$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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