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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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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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