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January 23, 2023
What Does Our Equity Dashboard Reveal about Transit Access in Boston?

Our Equity Dashboard evaluates how well Boston residents could access essential destinations like healthcare, jobs, and grocery stores via public transit from February 2020 through early August 2022. 

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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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August 11, 2022
What’s Going on With Transit Service at the Seven Highest Ridership U.S. Cities? Philly Edition

SEPTA reduced service during last winter's Omicron surge. However, service levels rebounded significantly by March 2022, especially on bus and metro rail.

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April 26, 2022
“Who Rules Transit?” Chronicles the Gulf Between “Who Decides” and “Who Rides” at Transit Agencies

Our latest report reveals a yawning gap between the demographics of transit riders – primarily women and people of color – and leadership at transit agencies – primarily white men. 

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February 22, 2022
Announcing Leadership Evolution on our Board of Trustees

The TransitCenter board of trustees elected Ratna Amin as Chair for the 2022-23 term, and added Aminah Zaghab and Monica Tibbits-Nutt as new board members, effective at the board’s first meeting of the year on February 11 in New Orleans.

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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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October 8, 2021
Finding Solutions to America’s High Transit Construction Cost Problem

Later this month, the Eno Center is hosting a symposium about fixing America's high transit costs. Registration is open until October 12 -- anyone interested in solving the project delivery problems that limit transit expansion and upgrades in the U.S. should attend.

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July 30, 2021
Governor Polis’s Misplaced Transit Priorities

Colorado Governor Jared Polis has assumed an adversarial position towards Denver's RTD. Over the past six months, Polis has pressured the agency to move forward on an ill-conceived rail extension from Denver to Boulder, and omitted funds for RTD from the state’s transportation budget.

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February 9, 2021
States Are Biased Toward Road Spending. Baltimore Advocates Are Out to Change That.

A new coalition of environmental, labor, and business leaders is working with elected officials in Baltimore to pass the Transit Safety and Investment Act, a bill currently moving through the Maryland state legislature. The bill would require the Maryland Department of Transportation, which oversees the Maryland MTA, to spend millions more annually on MTA maintenance and operations over the next five years

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