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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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July 20, 2022
Bus Operators are in Crisis. Here’s How Agencies Can Turn Things Around.

TransitCenter’s new report, “Bus Operators in Crisis,” details the challenges American operators are facing, and offers solutions that transit agencies can take to solve issues locally. It also proposes steps that states and the federal government can take to support transit agencies.

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July 7, 2022
Transit Advocacy Takes on the Housing Crisis

Transit advocates across the U.S. are increasingly turning their attention to land use, in the hopes of implementing housing policies that ensure affordable options near high quality transit.

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May 25, 2022
Chicago is Long Overdue for “Better Streets for Buses”

In April, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced the first effort in years to significantly improve the plight of the city's buses. Time is already running out on this rare opportunity.

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May 19, 2022
How States and Regions Can Unlock Hundreds of Billions of Dollars for Transit

As the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act moves to state implementation, it's critical for advocates to create a vision for what transit should look like, and to share that vision with their elected leaders and staff at State DOTs.

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May 10, 2022
Monthly Fare-Capping is the Ticket to More Equitable Fare Policy in NYC

By analyzing subway swipe data, we found that adding a 30-day option to the MTA's fare-capping pilot would benefit the riders who need fare relief the most.

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