September 16, 2019
TransitCenter’s Statement on the Draft MTA 2020-2024 Capital Plan

New York's MTA has released a draft outline of its 2020-2024 Capital Program. Here's TransitCenter's official statement on the announcement.

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September 6, 2019
A Four-Point Plan to Build Trust in the MTA (and Fix the Subway)

Today TransitCenter, along with partner organizations Riders Alliance, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, and Reinvent Albany, is launching Build Trust, a new...

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August 22, 2019
NYC’s Fare Evasion Information Gap

In the wake of an alleged uptick in the rate of bus and subway fare evasion and concerns over assaults on transit operators, New York Governor Cuomo and New York City Mayor de Blasio recently agreed to assign 500 additional uniformed officers to the New York City Transit system.

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August 15, 2019
Women Changing Transportation: Tiffany-Ann Taylor

Tiffany-Ann is the Deputy Director of Freight Programs, Education and Research at the NYCDOT. We chatted with her about the challenges of managing freight movement on city streets, and the importance of diverse representation in transportation leadership positions. 

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August 8, 2019
One Year In, Austin’s Revenue-Positive Bus Network Redesign Is Gaining Riders

In June of 2018, Austin launched a redesign of its bus network. Since then, ridership has increased 4.5%, making Capital Metro one of the few transit systems in the U.S. where ridership is on the rise.

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August 1, 2019
TransitCenter to MTA: Prioritize Accessibility in the Current Capital Program

Today TransitCenter, along with other disability-rights organizations, sent a letter to MTA Chairman Pat Foye, urging the agency to amend the 2015-2019 MTA Capital Program to include the next 50 accessible subway stations.

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July 29, 2019
Women Changing Transportation: Danielle Wallace Creates Apprenticeship Programs at King County Metro

Danielle Wallace is the Apprenticeship Program Manager at King County Metro. We recently spoke to Danielle about the value of transit apprenticeships, and why the Women Changing Transportation program matters. 

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July 25, 2019
Is the Bronx Bus Network Redesign Ambitious Enough?

In June, the MTA released a draft plan to redesign the Bronx bus network. There’s no doubt that the proposals will improve trips for bus riders. But given the gap between the current state of Bronx bus service and what Bronx bus service can be, is this plan as ambitious as it should be?

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July 24, 2019
The Right to Pee

News recently broke that bus operators in Virginia are routinely forced to work 10 hours without a bathroom break. While this may seem the stuff of nightmares, it’s hardly unique to the transit industry. 

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July 14, 2019
How Transit Agencies Can Launch — and Win! — Campaigns for Better Bus Stop Spacing

Reducing the number of stops reduces the time buses spend decelerating, standing still, and accelerating, making it one of the most effective ways for transit agencies to speed up bus service.

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July 9, 2019
Priced Out: How Fare Structures Limit Access to LIRR Service in Eastern Queens

A combination of high fares, infrequent off-peak service, and poor integration with other modes of transit make LIRR and Metro-North off-limits even for people who live near these stations.

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July 8, 2019
Cincinnati’s Better Bus Coalition Gets Results!

If there's one indispensable ingredient for winning better transit service in American cities, it's committed grassroots advocacy. To see what a difference effective transit advocates can make, look to Cincinnati and the Better Bus Coalition.

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