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The El-Evaders

A TransitCenter review of MTA/New York City Transit elevator performance data found that eight of New York City’s wealthiest real estate owners are shirking their legal obligation to maintain and operate their subway station elevators at stations adjacent to their properties.

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Make Gold-Plated LIRR Project Work For NYC Neighborhoods

A major capacity increase for New York’s commuter rail system is on the horizon, in the form of the LIRR’s pending connection to Grand Central Terminal. NYC leaders seeking more for the city from the railroad system should wage a fight over how that capacity will be allocated before it’s too late.  

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Free the Transit Hubs! (For Walking!)

New Yorkers are well versed in subway meltdowns and schleppy buses. But there is less public conversation about the quality of the spaces that get us to and from transit.

Transit Job Requirement Drives Applicants Away

Public transportation allows people to get around without cars. It seems counterintuitive, then, that many transit agencies require job applicants to have a valid driver’s license even when driving isn’t expected as part of their duties.

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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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