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March 14, 2023
Austin’s First Attempt at a Big, Urban Transit System Has More Obstacles to Overcome

Austin voters approved Proposition A, an 8.74-cent property tax to fund $7.1 billion of planned transit investments in the state capital of the Lone Star State, in November 2020, culminating decades of transit advocacy. Then the real work started

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February 28, 2023
TransitCenter’s Executive Director Stepping Down

After a 10-year tenure, David Bragdon, TransitCenter’s Executive Director, is stepping down.

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February 21, 2023
Reversing Transit Ridership Declines With Institutional Pass Programs

As transit agencies grapple with significant ridership losses during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are looking to bring back riders by selling fare passes in bulk to employers, schools, and other large institutions.

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February 16, 2023
Checking in on Washington DC’s Transit Recovery 

As part of our exploration into what our Equity Dashboard reveals about transit access in the seven highest ridership U.S. cities, this blog post takes a deeper look at Washington D.C.

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February 3, 2023
Colorado’s ‘Greenhouse Gas Planning Standard’ Changes the Transportation Equation

This post was written by guest contributor James Brasuell.  Across the nation, many state-level elected officials talk about reducing transportation...

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January 24, 2023
The Centrality of Human Resources to Transit’s Success

A four-part series on the challenges facing the transit industry’s central office workforce. Read parts one, two, and three.  By...

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January 23, 2023
What Does Our Equity Dashboard Reveal about Transit Access in Boston?

Our Equity Dashboard evaluates how well Boston residents could access essential destinations like healthcare, jobs, and grocery stores via public transit from February 2020 through early August 2022. 

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January 18, 2023
Public Service and Making an Impact

Jobs in transit have the potential to make a big impact, but people will only stick around for so long if they constantly face roadblocks to getting things done.

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January 9, 2023
Subtext Issue #2: Power

We're excited to release the second issue of Subtext - a zine project aimed at creating space for women to share their stories and experiences of working in the transportation field in their own words, through the mediums that most resonate with them. 

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January 9, 2023
Facilitating Mental Health and Well-Being for the Transit Workforce

As 24/7 operations with an evergreen potential for emergencies, transit agencies have a built-in level of stress that is always on. But the transit workforce is at a breaking point because there hasn’t been enough slack built into systems.

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January 4, 2023
Passionate, Public Service-Oriented People Seeking Healthy, Rewarding Working Environments 

A four-part series on the challenges facing the transit industry’s central office workforce.  By Laurel Paget-Seekins There are not enough...

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December 21, 2022
Exploring 2022’s Big Transit Themes with New Equity Dashboard Data: Part Two

The TransitCenter Equity Dashboard tracks how people can connect to services and amenities by public transit in seven U.S. cities....

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