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Lhota to MTA: We Are Neither Efficient Nor Effective

TransitCenter has obtained a copy of a memo circulated last week to MTA staff by the agency’s new chairman, Joe Lhota. The memo acknowledges that the agency faces a crisis and does not currently deserve the public’s trust. In the memo, Lhota affirms news reports that he will conduct a “top to bottom” audit of the agency’s […]

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10 Things We Talk About When We Talk About Organizational Change

Transit service in New York City is not going to improve until the agency that provides it engages in some serious soul-searching.

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State of Opportunity

Governor Cuomo’s command that the MTA become more open to new ideas could mean relief to NYC’s 2 million daily bus riders.

City of Denver Mobilizes for Better Transit

As Denver’s population continues to boom, city leaders are stepping up to provide the direction and resources necessary to make public transit a viable option for city residents and stem the growing tide of drive alone commuting.

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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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$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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