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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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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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December 16, 2021
Announcing the 2021 Frequency Award Winners!

TransitCenter’s annual Frequency Awards recognize outstanding work in the transit field. Here are the 2021 honorees...

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September 1, 2021
Service Changes Are Hard — and They’re Even More Necessary Now

For service changes to become a regular practice, we need to find ways for agencies and communities to work through them collaboratively.

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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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