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No-Nonsense Transit in Rhode Island

This summer, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and the City of Providence will launch the Downtown Transit Connector.

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Affordable Housing: A Next Frontier for Transit?

In growing recognition that the benefits of transit access often don’t accrue to low-income riders, two agencies are testing strategies to encourage affordable development near transit.

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Ride New Orleans: Setting the Transit Agenda

Since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, the city’s transit recovery has been sluggish and asymmetrical.

Lessons on Ridership, from the National Literature

Transit and elected officials experiencing ridership losses in recent years need to better understand what’s causing those declines before they can reverse them.

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Setting a Transportation Agenda for the Nation

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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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