Policy

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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March 13, 2018
Transit Moneyball: How Targeted Fare Policies Can Build Ridership

When it comes to increasing transit ridership, fare policy is an underutilized strategic tool. But a few transit agencies are demonstrating how it can be used to attract (or in some cases, repel) transit riders.

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March 7, 2018
City to Watch: Atlanta

Everyone’s watching Atlanta. No, not the (exemplary) television show, the lively transportation developments that are unfolding in real-time on both the regional and local level. 

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