Many transit agencies are facing looming budget shortfalls as federal relief money dries up and ridership has stabilized well below pre-COVID levels. Now is the moment to completely rethink how we fund transit.Read More
Transit advocates, organizers, and riders are calling on local and state agencies along with the USDOT to advance projects designed to improve the mobility of Black and Brown individuals at a time when there is unprecedented funding and an equitable framework to transform transportation infrastructure, support the climate, and right historic injustices.Read More
The TransitCenter Board of Trustees is thrilled to announce the appointment of Stephanie Lotshaw as our next Executive Director. Stephanie was approved unanimously by the board and will begin her tenure on October 2, 2023.Read More
New drug testing rules from the USDOT could make it easier for transit agencies to recruit more operators - but only if they implement the rule.Read More
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and its union, Carmen’s Local 589, reached a historic agreement to increase bus operators' starting wages from $22.21 to $30 an hour, shifting MBTA operators from the lowest paid to the highest paid in the transportation industry.Read More
Sebastian Petty and Laura Tolkoff from SPUR - a Bay-Area research and policy nonprofit - break down what's contained in Governor Newsom's 2023-2024 budget and what it means for California transit riders.Read More
TransitCenter’s new report, “People First” examines the current challenges facing public sector human resources that limit hiring and retention, and outlines potential solutions to rethink this critical agency function.Read More
Thanks to Riders' Alliance successful #6MinuteService campaign, New York City subway riders will enjoy more frequent service on nights and weekends, starting this summer. In this post, we chronicle the group's winning strategies and tactics.Read More
We took a look at two billion-dollar highway expansion projects on the table in the Empire State and suggest other ways to spend the money that both improve people’s lives and help to lower emissions.Read More
Jordan Neely’s tragic and avoidable death requires that we move beyond policing-only strategies and the demonization of struggling people, and towards a holistic picture of transit safety.
There’s no doubt electric buses are good. But the people who plan, schedule, and operate transit systems are worried about the push for electrification, and for good reason.