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Today's Transportation Agenda

Using Transit Ridership Data for Better Advocacy

As a follow-up to our post about how to download and interact with National Transit Database (NTD) ridership data, we wanted to further explore how to interpret and use this data.

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Fun With the National Transit Database

The 2016 national transit ridership data was just released, so we created a video to help you figure out how to access and use the data:

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And the Nominees Are:

We’ve done some analysis, and have come up with a list of the top 10 NYC streets that should have bus lanes or other transit priority measures.

It’s Not About the App

Today’s conversation about “smart cities” is driven by buzzwords like ‘big data’ and ‘internet of things’ that veil how vague their promises are.

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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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