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November 21, 2022
GHG Rule an Important Tool for Advancing Mobility Options at the State Level

The FHWA's proposed Greenhouse Gas rule can help to prioritize more funding for transit and active transportation by requiring states and cities to set carbon emission reduction targets for transportation.

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May 10, 2022
Monthly Fare-Capping is the Ticket to More Equitable Fare Policy in NYC

By analyzing subway swipe data, we found that adding a 30-day option to the MTA's fare-capping pilot would benefit the riders who need fare relief the most.

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February 16, 2022
Will California Stick the Landing on Its Big Vision for Transportation and Climate?

California may be on the verge of a breakthrough that makes it a national model for states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

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December 9, 2021
Better Ways for FTA to Measure Transit Equity

A revitalized approach to Title VI could require agencies to measure equitable transit access, create new ways to hold agencies accountable for discriminatory policing, and help agencies implement inclusive public participation.

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November 17, 2021
It’s Time to Mobilize for the Good Transportation Projects and Stop the Bad Ones

The Biden infrastructure package can set American transportation on a greener, more equitable trajectory -- it all depends on what happens next.

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November 5, 2021
A Bus Agenda for New York City Mayor Eric Adams

To create the “state-of-the-art bus transit system” of his campaign platform, Mayor Adams will have to both expand the quantity and improve the quality of bus lanes. We recommend these strategies to get it done.

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October 14, 2021
The Transit Upgrades America Needs to Build Back Better

The Federal Transit Administration should funnel more resources to projects that improve speed, reliability, accessibility, and frequency for heavily-used transit corridors, and less to projects like mixed-traffic streetcars or suburban rail expansions.

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October 6, 2021
New Video: The Legacy of Racism in Transit — How We Got Here and What to Do About It

To eliminate racial disparities in transit, we have to understand the influences of white flight, segregation, and discrimination on the formation of modern American transit systems. Our new video examines how those historical factors continue to shape transit today.

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August 25, 2021
Going Above and Beyond: Advice to USDOT on Measuring Transportation Equity

Transit agencies, advocates, and researchers have developed new measures that go above and beyond federal requirements to assess transportation equity. USDOT should support, advance, and popularize these methods.

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