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In Portland, Economic Displacement May Be A Driver of Transit Ridership Loss

Like many transit agencies across the country, TriMet, the transit district serving the Portland, OR, metro region, has seen a recent loss in ridership, principally on its bus system.

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“Micro Transit”: Is it Really a City Thing?

From the “Office of Extraordinary Innovation” at LA Metro comes the announcement the agency would be throwing its hat in the “microtransit” ring.

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Bus Stop Balancing

Many bus stops around the country are much closer together than they should be, slowing down the ride for everyone. 

Houston Metro Shines During Hurricane Harvey

Perhaps what didn’t make Hurricane Harvey headlines is how the local transit agency Houston Metro’s commitment to emergency preparedness paid off – before, during and after the storm.

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Publications

Setting a Transportation Agenda for the Nation

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Initiatives

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.

Transit Agency Board Workshops

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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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.

LA-Más

$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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