Reports and Transit Tools

Setting a Transportation Agenda for the Nation

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Transit Tool
August 15, 2019
Bus Operators + Transit Bus Operators + Transit

From New Jersey to Denver to Los Angeles, transit agencies across the US are experiencing an alarming bus operator shortage.

Report
July 3, 2019
Cover for the Bus Stop Balancing report Bus Stop Balancing
A Campaign Guide for Agency Staff

One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to speed up bus trips is by extending the average distance between bus stops, otherwise known as bus stop balancing.

Transit Tool
April 1, 2019
Green New Deal + Transit Green New Deal + Transit
in 4 steps

Federal transportation policy in the US has largely failed to produce useful transit. While the lion’s…

Transit Tool
February 19, 2019
Who Rules Transit? Who Rules Transit?
Does the workforce at your transit agency reflect its riders?

In addition to being service providers, transit agencies are major employers. But the demographics of transit…

Report
February 11, 2019
Who’s on Board 2019 Who’s on Board 2019
How to Win Back America’s Transit Riders

How to Win Back America’s Transit Riders  This report draws on results from focus groups and a survey of 1,700 transit...

Report
January 17, 2019
Voting is the Easy Part Voting is the Easy Part
Why LA’s Measure M hasn’t led to greater transit use

In 2016 Los Angelenos approved Measure M, a ½-cent sales tax increase that will raise $120…

Report
December 17, 2018
The Data Transit Riders Want The Data Transit Riders Want
A Shared Agenda for Public Agencies and Transit Application Developers

High quality transit data that digitally depicts, in real-time, schedules, route networks, vehicle locations, fare structures, and ridership patterns makes...

Transit Tool
December 3, 2018
Families + Transit Families + Transit
Expanded Service, Flexible Fares and Welcoming Infrastructure

Having children is often associated with increases in car use. But this need not be the…

Report
October 9, 2018
From Sorry to Superb From Sorry to Superb
Everything You Need to Know about Great Bus Stops

Bus stops are the front door to American public transit systems: they are where half of transit riders wait for...

Transit Tool
September 24, 2018
Robot Cars vs. Transit Robot Cars vs. Transit
3 arguments against AV hucksterism

When it comes to addressing urban transportation problems, autonomous vehicles are not the answer. And yet,…

Report
July 13, 2018
Inclusive Transit Inclusive Transit
Advancing Equity Through Improved Access & Opportunity

Access to high-quality public transportation can make cities more inclusive by increasing mobility and opportunity, particularly…

Transit Tool
June 19, 2018
Frequency + Transit Frequency + Transit
Adding Service, Service Adjustments and Operating Innovations

How do you make transit more useful for everyone? Investing in service frequency is a sure…