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July 17, 2023
Built to Win: Riders Alliance Campaign Secures Funding for More Frequent Subway Service

Thanks to Riders' Alliance successful #6MinuteService campaign, New York City subway riders will enjoy more frequent service on nights and weekends, starting this summer. In this post, we chronicle the group's winning strategies and tactics.

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May 10, 2023
Needed in New York State: Less Highway Expansion, More Transportation Choices 

We took a look at two billion-dollar highway expansion projects on the table in the Empire State and suggest other ways to spend the money that both improve people’s lives and help to lower emissions. 

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May 9, 2023
Jordan Neely’s Killing Requires a New Vision of Transit Safety That Benefits All of Us

Jordan Neely’s tragic and avoidable death requires that we move beyond policing-only strategies and the demonization of struggling people, and towards a holistic picture of transit safety.

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April 25, 2023
Electric Buses Are the Future. Agencies Are Still Right to be Cautious. 

There’s no doubt electric buses are good. But the people who plan, schedule, and operate transit systems are worried about the push for electrification, and for good reason.

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April 7, 2023
Transit’s Looming Fiscal Cliff: How Bad is it and What Can We Do?

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.

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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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