Governance

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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April 5, 2018
Advocates and Bus Drivers Agree: Bus Lanes are for the Buses

New York City bus operators say their number 1 job frustration is blocked bus lanes.

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April 5, 2018
Enhanced Stations We Can Believe In: Accessible to All

News broke this week that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Enhanced Station Initiative (ESI) will be limited to 19 subway stations.

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April 2, 2018
Clueless Carlos?

The neglect of the Miami-Dade transit system (MDT) under Mayor Carlos Gimenez has become shockingly literal.

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March 19, 2018
Andy Byford, Turnaround Artist?

In his first few months on the job as President of New York City Transit, Andy Byford has caused a stir among transit and mobility advocates by highlighting improved accessibility as one of his top priorities.

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March 7, 2018
City to Watch: Atlanta

Everyone’s watching Atlanta. No, not the (exemplary) television show, the lively transportation developments that are unfolding in real-time on both the regional and local level. 

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February 13, 2018
No-Nonsense Transit in Rhode Island

This summer, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and the City of Providence will launch the Downtown Transit Connector.

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