Policy

May 6, 2019
Mapping the Pressure Points for Transit Agency Reform

Reinvent Albany has produced a guide that plots out the executive structure, oversight mechanisms, and transparency practices for the nation's largest transit agency.

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April 25, 2019
Transit + the Green New Deal: A Just Transition

A central premise of the Green New Deal is that historically marginalized communities should benefit from decarbonizing the economy in the form of jobs, better air quality, and other reductions in social inequity. The goal is to deliver a “just transition” away from fossil fuels.

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April 17, 2019
Congestion Pricing Will Succeed If…

Congestion pricing won’t work if it’s hollowed out by exemptions, or if City leadership misses the chance to reallocate street space.

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March 28, 2019
Transit and a Green New Deal

To avoid the worst effects of a warming planet, Americans can’t count on electric cars. We also need better transit in our cities.

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March 13, 2019
Abolish Parking Minimums

San Diego is the most recent US city to substantially reduce its parking mandates.

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February 13, 2019
Who’s on Board? Riders Explain Why They’re Using Transit Less — And How to Win Them Back

Public officials can’t throw up their hands and claim there’s nothing they can do about falling transit ridership. Despite strong headwinds, they can win back riders.

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February 5, 2019
What Fast Forward Means for New Yorkers — Less Time on the Train, More Time for Everything Else

How much time will New Yorkers save from the subway signal improvements in the MTA’s Fast Forward plan?

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January 28, 2019
Should Transit Be Free?

Fare-free transit has lately been floated as a panacea for solving any number of society’s ills. But is it the best end goal for advocates and policymakers?

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January 23, 2019
Billions for Transit is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Since 1980, residents of Los Angeles have voted four times to tax themselves to fund transportation projects, including rail lines that were supposed to transform LA into America’s next great transit city. But speculation about the impending liberation of LA from car dependence and congestion is premature, to say the least.

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