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Today's Transportation Agenda

Can New York’s MTA Learn to Win?

The impending departure of MTA Chair Tom Prendergast provides a moment to take stock of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s approach to the transit issues facing New York.

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The Art of No Deal

A new Administration and Congress are arriving in Washington, and transportation players there are engaged in their biennial ritual: speculating about a federal transportation package.

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Alleviate DC’s Metrorail crisis by ending Metrobus stagnation

The ongoing crisis at Metrorail makes it all the more puzzling that so little has been done by local governments to prioritize Metrobus, which lost riders in 2016.

The M5 is Breaking-Up!

On January 8th, the M5 bus is breaking up into two shorter routes, the M5 and the M55. The M5 was one of the longest routes in Manhattan, and one of the slowest and least reliable as a result.

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Setting a Transportation Agenda for the Nation

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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 Trainings

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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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.


$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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