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November 21, 2022
GHG Rule an Important Tool for Advancing Mobility Options at the State Level

The FHWA's proposed Greenhouse Gas rule can help to prioritize more funding for transit and active transportation by requiring states and cities to set carbon emission reduction targets for transportation.

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October 31, 2022
Ghost Buses are Haunting Riders Across America

What's behind the scary rise in "ghost buses" across the country, and what should transit agencies do about it?

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October 20, 2022
Fed Up Bee-Line Riders are Buzzing for Better Service

A new report from Tri-State Transportation Campaign finds that Westchester bus riders are getting a raw deal from the county's exclusive contract with a private transit operator.

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October 7, 2022
How to Maintain a Frontline Workforce in 2022

Transit systems all over the country are struggling to hire and retain enough bus operators to maintain planned levels of service. While headways and reliability suffer, there are a few cities that can offer lessons on how to maintain a workforce during the “Great Resignation.”

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August 31, 2022
A Transit Revolution in Philadelphia?

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has been working throughout the pandemic on several system-wide planning initiatives that have the potential to transform transit service in and around the city of Philadelphia.  

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August 12, 2022
What’s Going on With Transit Service at the Seven Highest Ridership U.S. Cities? SF Edition

As of March 2022, SFMTA was operating 88% of pre-pandemic service and added back even more service in July.

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August 12, 2022
What’s Going on With Transit Service at the Seven Highest Ridership U.S. Cities? NYC Edition

New York City Transit’s service levels have remained remarkably strong throughout the pandemic. Crew operator availability remains the agency’s biggest challenge, as well as adjusting weekend maintenance schedules in order to run service that matches strong weekend demand.

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August 11, 2022
What’s Going on With Transit Service at the Seven Highest Ridership U.S. Cities? Philly Edition

SEPTA reduced service during last winter's Omicron surge. However, service levels rebounded significantly by March 2022, especially on bus and metro rail.

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August 11, 2022
What’s Going on With Transit Service at the Seven Highest Ridership U.S. Cities? DC Edition

Mechanical problems with the 7000-series train cars and lapsed rail operator certifications have caused rail service levels on WMATA to plummet, but the agency is running 100% of pre-pandemic bus service.

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August 10, 2022
What’s Going on With Transit Service at the Seven Highest Ridership U.S. Cities? Chicago Edition

November 2021 marked a downward shift for service delivery at CTA, and the agency has not recovered as strongly as might have been expected, given its early-pandemic track record.

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August 10, 2022
What’s Going on With Transit Service at the Seven Highest Ridership U.S. Cities? Boston Edition

Boston's MBTA is facing a variety of safety and staffing crises that are limiting its ability to continue to provide 100% of pre-pandemic service.

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August 8, 2022
What’s Going on With Transit Service at the Seven Highest Ridership U.S. Cities? LA Edition

Earlier this year, we published a post about fluctuating transit service levels throughout 2021 at the seven highest ridership agencies...

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