Policy

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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January 9, 2019
Why Decriminalize Fare Evasion?

An increasing number of agencies like San Francisco’s MTA, TriMet in Portland, and Seattle’s King County Metro are ushering a new paradigm by decriminalizing fare evasion and developing equitable fare enforcement strategies.

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November 12, 2018
The El-Evaders

A TransitCenter review of MTA/New York City Transit elevator performance data found that eight of New York City’s wealthiest real estate owners are shirking their legal obligation to maintain and operate their subway station elevators at stations adjacent to their properties.

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