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Priced Out: How Fare Structures Limit Access to LIRR Service in Eastern Queens

Even within walking distance of Queens LIRR stations, subway commuters often outnumber LIRR commuters ten to one. High LIRR fares are a significant barrier to access for budget-conscious New Yorkers.

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Cincinnati’s Better Bus Coalition Gets Results!

The surest way to achieve transit policy reform is through smart, energetic advocacy. Watch and see how the Better Bus Coalition did it in Cincinnati.

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The Future of Transit Isn’t a $5 Discount on Uber Trips

Subsidizing car trips is fundamentally limited as a complement to fixed-route service, and even in small-scale applications, it may not be an efficient use of scarce agency resources.

How Transit Agencies Can Launch — and Win! — Campaigns for Better Bus Stop Spacing

Agencies achieve the best results when they approach bus stop balancing not just as a planning exercise, but as a comprehensive campaign supported by top leaders and rolled out with a thorough, attentive communications strategy.  

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Publications

Setting a Transportation Agenda for the Nation

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Initiatives

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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