Policy

October 24, 2018
Make Gold-Plated LIRR Project Work For NYC Neighborhoods

A major capacity increase for New York’s commuter rail system is on the horizon, in the form of the LIRR’s pending connection to Grand Central Terminal. NYC leaders seeking more for the city from the railroad system should wage a fight over how that capacity will be allocated before it’s too late.  

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October 16, 2018
Transit Job Requirement Drives Applicants Away

Public transportation allows people to get around without cars. It seems counterintuitive, then, that many transit agencies require job applicants to have a valid driver’s license even when driving isn’t expected as part of their duties.

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October 11, 2018
Why Bus Stops Matter

As TransitCenter’s latest report, “From Sorry to Superb: Everything You Need to Know About Better Bus Stops” chronicles, nearly half of all public transit rides in the US begin at a bus stop. Yet our bus stops are woefully underfunded.

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August 17, 2018
Fare Capping: A Formula For Fairer Fares

For riders facing fare hikes, fare capping can soften the blow.

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June 25, 2018
Access Provided: How to Begin

Here we outline the institutional areas at the MTA in most urgent need of reform; sustained and measurable progress on these issues will send a strong signal to riders that it really is a new day for accessible subways in New York.

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June 15, 2018
Transit-Oriented Development is More Transit-Oriented When It’s Affordable Housing

Our latest Ridership Initiative guest post about equitable transit-oriented development comes to us from Eleni Bardaka, an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University, and John Hersey, a senior TOD associate at Denver’s RTD.

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April 5, 2018
Advocates and Bus Drivers Agree: Bus Lanes are for the Buses

New York City bus operators say their number 1 job frustration is blocked bus lanes.

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March 27, 2018
The Universe of Transit Safety

Riding transit is dramatically safer than driving – you’re 60 times less likely to die when riding a bus than in a private vehicle, 30 times less likely on light rail.

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March 19, 2018
Andy Byford, Turnaround Artist?

In his first few months on the job as President of New York City Transit, Andy Byford has caused a stir among transit and mobility advocates by highlighting improved accessibility as one of his top priorities.

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