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Andy Byford, Turnaround Artist?

In his first few months on the job as President of New York City Transit, Andy Byford has caused a stir among transit and mobility advocates by highlighting improved accessibility as one of his top priorities.

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Transit Moneyball: How Targeted Fare Policies Can Build Ridership

When it comes to increasing transit ridership, fare policy is an underutilized strategic tool. But a few transit agencies are demonstrating how it can be used to attract (or in some cases, repel) transit riders.

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City to Watch: Atlanta

Everyone’s watching Atlanta. No, not the (exemplary) television show, the lively transportation developments that are unfolding in real-time on both the regional and local level. 

How to Put the Pool into Uber

More people are taking Uber and Lyft than there is space for them on city streets. The result is more traffic, slower buses, and falling transit ridership. Cities can’t build new streets or widen the ones we have—even if they wanted to. Instead, cities need to make more efficient use of existing streets.

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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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