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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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April 26, 2021
Boston’s First Step Toward Regional Rail Reform: Off-Peak Trains Every Hour

On April 5, the MBTA changed commuter rail schedules to better accommodate travel outside the morning and evening rush. The change is a small but significant step on the path toward full regional rail reform.

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April 19, 2021
Envisioning a Federal Program to Increase Transit Service

How might a federal program to fund transit service be structured? What difference would it make for transit riders?

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April 7, 2021
How Long Until Atlanta Transit Riders Get More MARTA?

Four years after the More MARTA referendum, what improvements are now tangible for Atlanta transit riders, and what can riders expect to see in the next four?

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March 24, 2021
How to Implement the Next Generation of Fare Payment Without Shredding Riders’ Privacy

Transit agencies around the country are adopting a new generation of fare payment systems. TransitCenter’s new report, "Do Not Track: A Guide to Data Privacy For New Transit Fare Media," maps out how to navigate the pitfalls of these new technologies when it comes to privacy. 

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March 22, 2021
How Los Angeles Advocates Built Power and Won a Major Victory for Transit Riders

On January 28th, the LA Metro board voted to fully restore bus service by the start of the new fiscal year in July. This win was the result of a concerted effort by transit advocates, grassroots organizers, and local residents working in coalition to center the voices of bus riders and gain political power at the LA Metro Board.

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