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July 20, 2022
Bus Operators are in Crisis. Here’s How Agencies Can Turn Things Around.

TransitCenter’s new report, “Bus Operators in Crisis,” details the challenges American operators are facing, and offers solutions that transit agencies can take to solve issues locally. It also proposes steps that states and the federal government can take to support transit agencies.

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July 7, 2022
Transit Advocacy Takes on the Housing Crisis

Transit advocates across the U.S. are increasingly turning their attention to land use, in the hopes of implementing housing policies that ensure affordable options near high quality transit.

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May 25, 2022
Chicago is Long Overdue for “Better Streets for Buses”

In April, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced the first effort in years to significantly improve the plight of the city's buses. Time is already running out on this rare opportunity.

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May 19, 2022
How States and Regions Can Unlock Hundreds of Billions of Dollars for Transit

As the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act moves to state implementation, it's critical for advocates to create a vision for what transit should look like, and to share that vision with their elected leaders and staff at State DOTs.

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May 10, 2022
Monthly Fare-Capping is the Ticket to More Equitable Fare Policy in NYC

By analyzing subway swipe data, we found that adding a 30-day option to the MTA's fare-capping pilot would benefit the riders who need fare relief the most.

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May 3, 2022
LA’s Bus Network Redesign Hamstrung by Operator Shortfall

The potential of LA Metro's recent bus network redesign is being held back by an extreme operator shortfall. We used our Transit Equity Dashboard to analyze what riders are missing out on.

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April 27, 2022
How Much Service did the Largest Transit Agencies Run in 2021?

In this post, we’re drilling down into 2021 service levels across mode in the seven highest ridership cities to see the choices agencies are making about how to allocate service, as well as to gauge the impact operator shortages are having. 

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April 26, 2022
“Who Rules Transit?” Chronicles the Gulf Between “Who Decides” and “Who Rides” at Transit Agencies

Our latest report reveals a yawning gap between the demographics of transit riders – primarily women and people of color – and leadership at transit agencies – primarily white men. 

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April 4, 2022
Open Letter: Climate Funders Need to Invest More in Clean Transportation to Curb Greenhouse Gasses

TransitCenter joins over 35 foundation leaders, environmentalists and civic activists in calling on philanthropy to increase its grant-making to advocates for public transit.

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March 31, 2022
Towards a Seamless Bay Area

Thanks to years of persistent advocacy from Seamless Bay Area, the dream of transit integration is within reach.

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March 22, 2022
The Era of Bus Austerity is Over

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act–the “bipartisan infrastructure law” signed last year–offers limited relief when it comes to operating transit service. But the good news is that it represents a sea change when it comes to capital investment.

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March 9, 2022
Lessons From the Roll-Out of LA Metro’s NextGen Bus Network Redesign

Agencies implementing bus network redesigns have to effectively communicate to riders how route changes will affect them.

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