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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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December 19, 2022
Exploring 2022’s Big Transit Themes with New Equity Dashboard Data: Part One

We've recently updated our Transit Equity Dashboard with data points from March and August 2022, which show how schedule changes at transit agencies in response to historic worker shortfalls and “new normal” ridership patterns affected riders’ access to jobs, healthcare, grocery stores and more. 

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December 15, 2022
And the 2022 Frequency Award Winners Are….

TransitCenter’s 4th Annual Frequency Awards continues our annual tradition of recognizing transit agency staff, DOT staff, advocates, and elected officials who worked tirelessly to improve transit in 2022.

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December 5, 2022
This One Neat Trick Can Grow Ridership, Expand Opportunity, and Accelerate Pandemic Recovery in New York

In a new report, we analyze the potential benefits of operating Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road more like the subway within New York City’s boundaries, with affordable fares and more frequent service. 

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November 29, 2022
Want to Use Highway Dollars for Transit? These Places Already Do

A recent report from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program shines a light on which states flexing highway dollars to transit.

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November 21, 2022
GHG Rule an Important Tool for Advancing Mobility Options at the State Level

The FHWA's proposed Greenhouse Gas rule can help to prioritize more funding for transit and active transportation by requiring states and cities to set carbon emission reduction targets for transportation.

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October 31, 2022
Ghost Buses are Haunting Riders Across America

What's behind the scary rise in "ghost buses" across the country, and what should transit agencies do about it?

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October 20, 2022
Fed Up Bee-Line Riders are Buzzing for Better Service

A new report from Tri-State Transportation Campaign finds that Westchester bus riders are getting a raw deal from the county's exclusive contract with a private transit operator.

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October 7, 2022
How to Maintain a Frontline Workforce in 2022

Transit systems all over the country are struggling to hire and retain enough bus operators to maintain planned levels of service. While headways and reliability suffer, there are a few cities that can offer lessons on how to maintain a workforce during the “Great Resignation.”

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August 31, 2022
A Transit Revolution in Philadelphia?

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has been working throughout the pandemic on several system-wide planning initiatives that have the potential to transform transit service in and around the city of Philadelphia.  

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