Advocacy

July 8, 2019
Cincinnati’s Better Bus Coalition Gets Results!

If there's one indispensable ingredient for winning better transit service in American cities, it's committed grassroots advocacy. To see what a difference effective transit advocates can make, look to Cincinnati and the Better Bus Coalition.

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June 6, 2019
Nashville Emerges From the Transit Ashes

A year after Nashville voters sided against a multi-billion dollar transit plan, a new coalition is reviving the transit conversation.

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May 20, 2019
Wanted: A Mandate to Put Transit Riders First at the SFMTA

SF Mayor London Breed promised to win back the public’s trust in Muni. To do so, she'll need to empower the next SFMTA chief to put transit riders first.

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March 21, 2019
Better Bus Service Lands on Chicago’s Political Agenda

Chicago’s Active Transportation Alliance is putting bus service squarely on the agenda for the city’s next mayor.

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March 13, 2019
Abolish Parking Minimums

San Diego is the most recent US city to substantially reduce its parking mandates.

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January 9, 2019
Why Decriminalize Fare Evasion?

An increasing number of agencies like San Francisco’s MTA, TriMet in Portland, and Seattle’s King County Metro are ushering a new paradigm by decriminalizing fare evasion and developing equitable fare enforcement strategies.

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November 12, 2018
The El-Evaders

A TransitCenter review of MTA/New York City Transit elevator performance data found that eight of New York City’s wealthiest real estate owners are shirking their legal obligation to maintain and operate their subway station elevators at stations adjacent to their properties.

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October 16, 2018
Free the Transit Hubs! (For Walking!)

New Yorkers are well versed in subway meltdowns and schleppy buses. But there is less public conversation about the quality of the spaces that get us to and from transit.

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July 24, 2018
Overhauling Your Transit Board

Some advocacy groups are increasingly getting involved in issues of transit governance.

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