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November 17, 2021
It’s Time to Mobilize for the Good Transportation Projects and Stop the Bad Ones

The Biden infrastructure package can set American transportation on a greener, more equitable trajectory -- it all depends on what happens next.

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November 5, 2021
A Bus Agenda for New York City Mayor Eric Adams

To create the “state-of-the-art bus transit system” of his campaign platform, Mayor Adams will have to both expand the quantity and improve the quality of bus lanes. We recommend these strategies to get it done.

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October 14, 2021
The Transit Upgrades America Needs to Build Back Better

The Federal Transit Administration should funnel more resources to projects that improve speed, reliability, accessibility, and frequency for heavily-used transit corridors, and less to projects like mixed-traffic streetcars or suburban rail expansions.

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October 8, 2021
Finding Solutions to America’s High Transit Construction Cost Problem

Later this month, the Eno Center is hosting a symposium about fixing America's high transit costs. Registration is open until October 12 -- anyone interested in solving the project delivery problems that limit transit expansion and upgrades in the U.S. should attend.

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October 6, 2021
New Video: The Legacy of Racism in Transit — How We Got Here and What to Do About It

To eliminate racial disparities in transit, we have to understand the influences of white flight, segregation, and discrimination on the formation of modern American transit systems. Our new video examines how those historical factors continue to shape transit today.

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September 29, 2021
Testimony to New York State Senate on Finances and Operations of the MTA

The ground has shifted, and the transit system must adapt and change in response -- or else the future for subway and bus riders looks bleak, as do the prospects for the entire New York City region.

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September 22, 2021
How Transit Agencies Can Change Their Practices to Deliver More Equitable Service

"Equity in Practice: A Guidebook for Transit Agencies" delves into how transit agencies must change internal structures and practices to deliver better results for the people with the most at stake in transit.

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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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