Operations Archives - TransitCenter - TransitCenter

Operations

July 21, 2021
No Go Zone: Behind the Plan to Shrink the Bus System in Denton, Texas

Thousands of riders’ daily mobility needs may soon hinge on a dubious business model that has performed poorly in other places. The promises of cheap fares, shorter waits, and lower costs only hold up when few people use the system and transit workers are devalued.

Read More
July 8, 2021
Three Challenges Facing Transit Agencies Emerging From the Pandemic  

What comes next as transit agencies strive to bring service back and deliver what riders need in 2021 and beyond? In a series of posts based on interviews with transit agency staff, TransitCenter will outline the challenges and opportunities facing the transit industry as it recovers from the pandemic.

Read More
April 26, 2021
Boston’s First Step Toward Regional Rail Reform: Off-Peak Trains Every Hour

On April 5, the MBTA changed commuter rail schedules to better accommodate travel outside the morning and evening rush. The change is a small but significant step on the path toward full regional rail reform.

Read More
April 19, 2021
Envisioning a Federal Program to Increase Transit Service

How might a federal program to fund transit service be structured? What difference would it make for transit riders?

Read More
February 25, 2021
How Much Service Are Transit Agencies Running During the Pandemic?

The pandemic brought about sudden and severe cutbacks in service last spring. Nearly all transit agencies have restored some service since then, but a TransitCenter analysis shows wide variation.

Read More
February 4, 2021
Analysis: How Long Will New Emergency Relief Funds Last for Transit Agencies?

Earlier this week, the American Public Transportation Association requested $39.3 billion in relief funding to help transit agencies maintain service and withstand the financial impacts caused by COVID-19. A plan moving through in Congress would reserve about $30 billion for transit. And the Biden administration had earlier proposed $20 billion for transit in the next relief package. What should we make of these different proposals?

Read More
January 25, 2021
New Video: To Tackle the Climate Crisis and Racial Inequity, We Need to Run a Lot More Transit Service

Our latest video illustrates how increasing the amount of transit service by 40% can dramatically expand access to good transit and bring many more jobs within reach of riders.

Read More
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: 

Read More
November 24, 2020
Good Transit Policy Was Good Politics This Election Day

Even during a pandemic that has severely reduced transit ridership and created uncertainty about household budgets, voters on November 3 recognized the value of transit and decided to ramp up public investment in their local systems.

Read More