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July 21, 2020
In Boston, Real-Time Crowding Info Helps Bus Riders Plan Safer Trips

The MBTA now offers crowding information on 23 of its bus routes, enabling riders to make decisions about how to minimize risk as they travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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June 11, 2020
Making Mask-Wearing on Board the Easy Choice

Universal mask-wearing on transit will be fundamental to managing COVID-19's spread. Portland’s TriMet and San Francisco’s BART provide an early look at how agencies are managing this shift.

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May 20, 2020
Public Engagement in the Era of COVID-19

COVID-19-related moratoriums on public gatherings have inevitably affected the public engagement process for transit projects. Transportation consultants and advocates are already adapting to keep rider-focused initiatives like bus network redesigns moving forward.

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July 3, 2019
The Future of Transit Isn’t a $5 Discount on Uber Trips

In 2016, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), an agency outside Tampa that serves about 32,000 daily trips, became the first public transit agency to replace bus routes with subsidized Uber service. Three years later, the results are in.

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April 23, 2019
Introducing Transit Insights, a Visual Tool to Track Transit Ridership in American Cities

Understanding why ridership is rising in some places but not in others is critical to formulating effective transit policy. That's why we've created Transit Insights, a new tool that combines information from the National Transit Database, the U.S. Census, and the route maps at Transit.Land.

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January 17, 2019
Transit Data for Whomst?

TransitCenter is pleased to announced the release of the Open Transit Data Toolkit, a series of interactive lessons to teach people how to use open transit data.

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January 5, 2018
Five 2018 Wins for Andy B!

Next week, Andy Byford begins what is today one of the most difficult jobs in the world - turning around New York City’s faltering transit system.

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January 2, 2018
Everett Bus Lane: The Little Pop-Up That Could

It’s been just over a year since Everett launched its peak-hour bus lane on Broadway, the first one in the Boston area. We sat down with Everett’s Transportation Planner Jay Monty to learn more about how his small city took the lead on transit.

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December 12, 2017
Best Worst Most

Somehow we survived 2017. For the second year in a row, here's your look back at the most brilliant and baffling transportation developments.

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