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April 7, 2021
How Long Until Atlanta Transit Riders Get More MARTA?

Four years after the More MARTA referendum, what improvements are now tangible for Atlanta transit riders, and what can riders expect to see in the next four?

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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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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.

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October 15, 2020
A Transit Agenda for the COVID-19 Emergency

In a new report, TransitCenter provides a roadmap for policy makers to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, safeguard transit workers and transit riders, and prepare transit to serve a critical role in the recovery.

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September 17, 2020
Pick Up the Tempo: Lessons From Oakland’s 20-Year BRT Saga

American cities and transit agencies should review lengthy BRT projects with a critical eye, assess what went wrong, and adjust strategies in order to deliver better transit service without making riders wait year after year before they see the benefits.

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January 31, 2020
All Ridership Is Super Local

Researchers at the MBTA have developed a model to examine how spatial, service, and demographic factors affect transit ridership at the neighborhood level.

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January 21, 2020
Derailed: How Nashville’s Ambitious Transit Plan Crashed at the Polls— And What Other Cities Can Learn From It

Our new report, “Derailed,” examines how Nashville's 2018 transit referendum was weakened by rushed, insular planning that produced a transportation package out of touch with the needs and desires of Nashville residents.

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December 20, 2019
Meet the Winners of TransitCenter’s First Annual Frequency Awards

TransitCenter’s year-end awards, The Frequencies, recognize outstanding work by transit agencies and city governments to improve transit service. This is the first year of the awards, which recognize achievements in eight categories.

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December 4, 2019
The Network Effect: Richmond’s Transit Evolution

In Richmond, transit ridership has gone up by 17% following a bus network redesign and the debut of The Pulse, a center-running busway with all-day frequent service on the system's trunk route.

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