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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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May 11, 2021
End the Red Tape for Red Bus Lanes

The draft MUTCD rules would be a drag on improving bus service, instead of giving cities the freedom and flexibility to quickly prioritize transit on the street.

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December 21, 2020
TransitCenter Analysis of Transit Funding in December COVID Relief Bill

We present this preliminary analysis as a summary and guide to the geographic distribution of transit funds in the December COVID relief package.

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December 3, 2020
The Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped These Agencies From Moving Ahead with Affordable Housing Development

Despite the upheaval brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sound Transit and LA Metro are moving ahead with affordable housing commitments, and are on track to make thousands of homes priced below the market rate available over the next several years.  

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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 9, 2020
What Transit Agencies Get Wrong About Equity, and How to Get it Right

Transit equity goes far beyond quantitatively assessing how service is distributed, but that is the extent of most transit agencies’ equity work. This one-dimensional understanding has hampered the transit field from achieving equity — long before the tumult of 2020. 

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August 31, 2020
Responding to Calls for Police Reform, LA Metro Commits to a New Community-Based Approach to Safety

In June, LA Metro’s Board voted to approve a package of reforms to address how the agency conducts policing, emphasizing the need for a community-based approach to security and law enforcement. 

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June 23, 2020
Five Recommendations for Better Bus Service to Power a Fair Recovery in NYC

In a new report, the Bus Turnaround Coalition calls on Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to advance an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis in New York City by making bus improvements a top priority.

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May 14, 2020
Protecting Transit Workers With Strong Sick Leave and Quarantine Policies

Along with urgently-needed protective equipment like N95 masks and hand sanitizer, expanded sick leave and quarantine policies are indispensable to protect the transit workforce.

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