April 2, 2020
Transit Workers Are Emergency Responders During the COVID-19 Crisis

Transit workers are at heightened risk as they transport nurses, doctors, and other essential workers. They must receive necessary protections to stay safe on the job.

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April 1, 2020
Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis With Honest Communication

Bay Area Rapid Transit's communications around COVID-19 have emerged as an invaluable resource for the media, riders, and elected leaders to learn about the crisis facing transit.

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March 27, 2020
Job #1: Protect Transit Workers

Bus and train operators, maintenance workers, crews disinfecting vehicles, and the entire transit workforce are bravely moving millions of essential workers in the United States. Transit agencies and government officials handling the pandemic response must ensure that proper measures are in place to protect transit workers.

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March 27, 2020
Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: Houston METRO

As the COVID-19 pandemic changes how transit agencies around the country operate, Houston Metro has quickly emerged as a leader.

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March 24, 2020
Transit Is Essential: 2.8 Million U.S. Essential Workers Ride Transit to Their Jobs

Workers classified as essential during the COVID-19 emergency account for 36 percent of total transit commuters in the United States. Service must be maintained to allow for safe spacing on buses and trains.

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March 20, 2020
Estimated Financial Impact of COVID-19 on U.S. Transit Agencies: $26-$38 Billion Annually

We estimate that, depending on the extent of social distancing measures that are required over the next year, transit agencies could see an annual shortfall of $26-$38 billion. In this summary, we provide snapshots of current impacts on local agencies and provide two scenarios outlining the potential cumulative impact on transit agencies nationwide.

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March 19, 2020
How Transit Agencies Are Responding to the COVID-19 Public Health Threat

The COVID-19 virus presents a sudden, severe threat for transit agencies across the country. During this crisis, TransitCenter will be shifting our focus to the specific challenges posed by the pandemic.

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February 21, 2020
Making Transit Work for Parents and Caregivers: The Video!

Our latest video shows how simple, affordable, and straightforward changes could make transit a safe and viable option for parents.

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February 12, 2020
Should Transit Be Free? Part Two

Why not go fareless while also working to improve service? The reason is that the household costs imposed by the absence of good transit service stand out as the much more pressing problem to address. Transit in most U.S. cities is so infrequent and unreliable that major service improvements must be priority number one.

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January 31, 2020
All Ridership Is Super Local

Researchers at the MBTA have developed a model to examine how spatial, service, and demographic factors affect transit ridership at the neighborhood level.

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January 27, 2020
Welcome Mary Dailey, TransitCenter’s New Director of Advocacy!

Mary is a seasoned organizer whose campaign work for affordable housing, health care access, and economic justice has influenced policy at the local, state, and national levels.

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January 21, 2020
Derailed: How Nashville’s Ambitious Transit Plan Crashed at the Polls— And What Other Cities Can Learn From It

Our new report, “Derailed,” examines how Nashville's 2018 transit referendum was weakened by rushed, insular planning that produced a transportation package out of touch with the needs and desires of Nashville residents.

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