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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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January 21, 2021
Personnel Is Policy at US DOT

Compared to Congress, the power of US DOT to directly allocate transportation resources is small. But in the hands of the right team, Pete Buttigieg’s department can still exert immense influence on the transportation landscape.

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January 6, 2021
Three Reasons We’re Excited to See Debra Johnson Take Charge at Denver RTD

Debra Johnson, the first woman to hold the top leadership post at RTD, and the first CEO since 1995 to be hired from the outside rather than promoted from within, will bring a fresh eye and a multi-city resume that’s relevant to RTD’s challenges.

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December 17, 2020
And the 2020 Frequency Awards Go To…

On December 17th, TransitCenter held a ceremony recognizing this year’s Frequency Award winners. Here’s a list of the honorees, and a bit about why their work was so important: 

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