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October 21, 2020
Say Hello to the New and Improved Transit Insights!

Last year we brought you Transit Insights, a visual tool to track changes in transit ridership, service hours, fares, and other important indicators of transit quality in American cities. We’ve just released a new version, with fresh data and features to make it even easier to explore transit trends.

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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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December 17, 2019
Transit Advocacy for the Win

TransitCenter's new report -- “Winning Transit” -- pulls together the experience of advocates throughout the country in a guide to running successful transit campaigns. We hope it will be a valuable resource for anyone involved in transit advocacy, whether they’re just starting out or already have some wins under their belt.

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December 12, 2019
Bus Lane in Bloom: Flower Street and the Urgency of Speeding Up LA Bus Service

Over the summer, LA transit riders caught a glimpse of what a more urgent approach to prioritizing bus service can do.

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October 10, 2019
How Transit Agencies Are Getting Strategic About Fare Policy

When transit agencies grapple with changes to fare prices, payment systems, and collection methods, they make decisions that affect affordability, convenience, and even travel time.

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April 23, 2019
Introducing Transit Insights, a Visual Tool to Track Transit Ridership in American Cities

Understanding why ridership is rising in some places but not in others is critical to formulating effective transit policy. That's why we've created Transit Insights, a new tool that combines information from the National Transit Database, the U.S. Census, and the route maps at Transit.Land.

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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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October 6, 2016
NYC BusTurnaround Report Card

Together with Riders Alliance, the Straphangers Campaign, and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, TransitCenter is convening a group of New Yorkers determined to reverse declining performance and ridership on the country’s busiest bus network by implementing proven solutions.

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September 15, 2016
Neither Panacea nor Poison

Cities and transit agencies can situate new services like Uber and car2go within broader urban transportation strategies to strengthen transit and reduce car dependence...

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