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September 1, 2021
Service Changes Are Hard — and They’re Even More Necessary Now

For service changes to become a regular practice, we need to find ways for agencies and communities to work through them collaboratively.

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August 25, 2021
Going Above and Beyond: Advice to USDOT on Measuring Transportation Equity

Transit agencies, advocates, and researchers have developed new measures that go above and beyond federal requirements to assess transportation equity. USDOT should support, advance, and popularize these methods.

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August 11, 2021
Getting Started With the Transit Equity Dashboard

The Transit Equity Dashboard is TransitCenter’s new tool that visualizes disparities in transit access across race, class, and other characteristics...

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August 10, 2021
Welcome Jerome Horne, TransitCenter’s New Director of Transit Leadership Development

We are excited to announce that Jerome Horne is joining TransitCenter as Director of Transit Leadership Development. Jerome is taking...

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July 30, 2021
Governor Polis’s Misplaced Transit Priorities

Colorado Governor Jared Polis has assumed an adversarial position towards Denver's RTD. Over the past six months, Polis has pressured the agency to move forward on an ill-conceived rail extension from Denver to Boulder, and omitted funds for RTD from the state’s transportation budget.

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July 21, 2021
No Go Zone: Behind the Plan to Shrink the Bus System in Denton, Texas

Thousands of riders’ daily mobility needs may soon hinge on a dubious business model that has performed poorly in other places. The promises of cheap fares, shorter waits, and lower costs only hold up when few people use the system and transit workers are devalued.

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July 13, 2021
How Transit Agencies Are Changing Their Approach to Public Safety

In a new report, Safety for All, TransitCenter provides an overview of public safety reform efforts at U.S. transit agencies in response to the ongoing national reckoning over police brutality. 

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July 8, 2021
Three Challenges Facing Transit Agencies Emerging From the Pandemic  

What comes next as transit agencies strive to bring service back and deliver what riders need in 2021 and beyond? In a series of posts based on interviews with transit agency staff, TransitCenter will outline the challenges and opportunities facing the transit industry as it recovers from the pandemic.

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June 17, 2021
Introducing the Transit Equity Dashboard

The Transit Equity Dashboard is a first-of-its-kind tool which measures how well transit networks in six U.S. cities connect people who’ve been marginalized by segregation and discrimination to the jobs, services, and amenities they need to thrive

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June 10, 2021
What Will It Take to Transform USDOT?

How will we know whether structural change takes root within USDOT? At a TransitCenter event last month, panelists highlighted several signals to watch for.

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May 26, 2021
“New Links” Charts a More Equitable Course for Transit in New Orleans

A bus network redesign proposed for New Orleans promises to greatly expand transit access to jobs, reallocating service to neighborhoods where residents rely on transit the most. 

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May 11, 2021
End the Red Tape for Red Bus Lanes

The draft MUTCD rules would be a drag on improving bus service, instead of giving cities the freedom and flexibility to quickly prioritize transit on the street.

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