Governance

February 11, 2019
Gimme Shelter: San Antonio Takes Its Bus Stops From Sorry to Superb

Via, San Antonio's transit agency, has installed the most bus shelters in the shortest amount of time of any US city.

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February 1, 2019
Women Changing Transportation: The Mentorship Program

We're thrilled to announce our brand-new Women Changing Transit mentorship program!

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January 23, 2019
Billions for Transit is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Since 1980, residents of Los Angeles have voted four times to tax themselves to fund transportation projects, including rail lines that were supposed to transform LA into America’s next great transit city. But speculation about the impending liberation of LA from car dependence and congestion is premature, to say the least.

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December 18, 2018
Who Rules Transit? An Interview With New SFMTA Board Member Amanda Eaken

Some relief for San Francisco transit riders may be on the way with the appointment of Amanda Eaken to the SFMTA Board of Directors.

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November 26, 2018
MTA Practice Foils Transparency

Good government and transit groups marshaled by Reinvent Albany are calling for the New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority to overhaul its freedom of information law (FOIL) processes.

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November 20, 2018
What New York Needs to See and Hear About Fixing Transit

New York won’t continue to prosper unless state and city leaders get to work to find the resources for Fast Forward, NYC Transit President Andy Byford’s sweeping plan to modernize New York City’s transit system.

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October 24, 2018
Make Gold-Plated LIRR Project Work For NYC Neighborhoods

A major capacity increase for New York’s commuter rail system is on the horizon, in the form of the LIRR’s pending connection to Grand Central Terminal. NYC leaders seeking more for the city from the railroad system should wage a fight over how that capacity will be allocated before it’s too late.  

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October 11, 2018
Why Bus Stops Matter

As TransitCenter’s latest report, “From Sorry to Superb: Everything You Need to Know About Better Bus Stops” chronicles, nearly half of all public transit rides in the US begin at a bus stop. Yet our bus stops are woefully underfunded.

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April 5, 2018
Boston’s Stalled Experiment in Urban Commuter Rail Conversion

A series of debates in Boston, New York and Chicago are challenging city halls and transit operators to make commuter rail infrastructure within the city limits part of the transportation answer in both booming and struggling urban districts.

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