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
By Wyatt Gordon Note: A version of this article was originally published by Greater Greater Washington, a nonprofit dedicated to...Read More
The TransitCenter board of trustees elected Fred Neal Jr. as Chair for the 2024-2025 term, effective as of December 13,...
A focus on car alternatives and better pedestrian infrastructure could save 6,000 lives and $259 billion each year.Read More
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is one the few U.S. transit agencies that have made significant progress in recruitment and human resource practices.
This piece was co-authored by TransitCenter, the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance and Willem Klumpenhouwer, a public transit research consultant. The...Read More
Move Ahead Washington is a transformative shift from transportation plans and budgets that prioritized highways and cars to legislation that invested directly in transit agencies and multi-modal solutions.Read More
By expanding public transportation and rail, and by planning our communities in ways that let people meet their needs with biking, walking, and shorter driving trips we can make the clean energy transition more achievable and affordable.Read More
The new federal Greenhouse Gas Rule that will get us the information we need to make better transportation policy and funding decisions that will allow our families and communities to fully thrive.Read More
Urban Institute's latest report, "Surmounting the Fiscal Cliff," seeks to understand why transit agencies—unlike many other public services—continuously face fiscal instability.Read More
The experience of being a WMATA rider has substantially improved over the last 18 months, thanks to changes the agency has made like adding off-peak service and simplifying fares. Things are about to get even better with the launch of all-door boarding later this fall, overnight bus service on some lines starting in December, and an ambitious plan to redesign the Metrobus network. But all of this could go away by July 1, 2024.Read More
Why is it so difficult to build subway and light rail projects in America? Every week there’s a new story about an American transit project that is behind schedule, over budget, or “paused”. Montreal’s Réseau express métropolitain (REM) stands out as a recent North American project that has begun to address some of the challenges that have foiled so many others. What is REM getting right that other projects aren’t?Read More