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.
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic 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 virus.Read More
Our latest video shows how simple, affordable, and straightforward changes could make transit a safe and viable option for parents.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
In our new podcast High Frequency, you’ll hear from the advocates, experts, and public officials working to improve American transit.