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May 26, 2021
“New Links” Charts a More Equitable Course for Transit in New Orleans

A bus network redesign proposed for New Orleans promises to greatly expand transit access to jobs, reallocating service to neighborhoods where residents rely on transit the most. 

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March 22, 2021
How Los Angeles Advocates Built Power and Won a Major Victory for Transit Riders

On January 28th, the LA Metro board voted to fully restore bus service by the start of the new fiscal year in July. This win was the result of a concerted effort by transit advocates, grassroots organizers, and local residents working in coalition to center the voices of bus riders and gain political power at the LA Metro Board.

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March 2, 2021
Pittsburghers Versus the Machine

After a multi-year battle, the advocacy group Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT) fended off the Mon-Oakland Connector, an autonomous micro-transit project championed by Mayor Bill Peduto. 

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November 30, 2020
“Transit Is the Future” Forums: Coming Soon to a City Near You

This week and next, public transit riders groups, transit agencies, and transit worker unions are holding “Transit Is the Future” Forums across the country.

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June 26, 2020
Beyond Mandates: Advocates Mobilize to Give Riders Masks

Advocates in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Durham, N.C. are distributing masks to riders, and using mask giveaways as an occasion to organize riders to demand better transit service. 

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April 7, 2020
How Transit Advocates Are Mobilizing for Riders and Workers in Response to COVID-19

Among the many unsung heroes of this moment, transit advocates throughout the United States are mobilizing to win the transit resources to keep our cities running.

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January 27, 2020
Welcome Mary Dailey, TransitCenter’s New Director of Advocacy!

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.

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November 20, 2019
Fixing NYC Buses: 2019 Report Card

NYC DOT and the MTA received largely positive grades for 2019, reflecting that the agencies have each charted a path to better bus service at the scale of the entire city.

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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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