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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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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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