Reports and Transit Tools

Setting a Transportation Agenda for the Nation

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Report
May 16, 2018
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How Cities and Transit Systems Can Stop Worrying and Join Forces

In order to keep and attract riders, transit must be frequent, fast, and reliable. Maintaining frequent,…

Transit Tool
April 6, 2018
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New Policy Opportunities Enabled by the MTA’s New Fare Payment System

The MTA's adoption of a new fare payment is an opportunity to pursue policies that can make transit faster, easier to understand, and fairer for the nearly nine million riders who rely on the MTA every day.

Transit Tool
February 21, 2018
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What should your transit agency do to prepare for the onset of aging riders?

America is going gray. By 2030, nearly 20 percent of Americans will be 65 or older,…

Report
January 4, 2018
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Bus Network Redesign Workshop Proceedings

In 2016, riders made five billion trips on city transit buses, comprisin over half of U.S.…

Transit Tool
January 1, 2018
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As a mayor, how easy are you making it to live in your city without a car?

Shifting people away from private vehicles and into more efficient modes should be an obvious policy priority for urban leaders concerned about climate change.

Transit Tool
November 13, 2017
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Three key arenas for transit transparency

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Report
October 6, 2017
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Improving Service with Contracted Operations

Service contracting is a tool that government can use to improve transit service quality for riders and better position transit agencies to succeed in today’s dynamic transportation industry.

Report
September 13, 2017
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How Federal Tax Subsidies Jam More Cars into Congested Cities, and How Cities Can Reclaim Their Streets

How Federal Tax Subsidies Jam More Cars into Congested Cities, and How Cities Can Reclaim Their Streets

Report
August 2, 2017
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Making Transit Work For Everyone in America’s Rapidly Aging Cities

The United States population is aging rapidly, and transit agencies should respond to these changing demographics by making urban transit and paratransit more accessible and useful for older residents.

Report
August 1, 2017
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New Tools for Shaping Transportation Behavior

If you build it, will they come? As more and more American cities invest in transit,…

Report
July 24, 2017
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Waiting for the Light: Picking up the Pace on Signal Priority in NYC

New Yorkers are stuck spending 21% of their bus rides stopped at red lights—but they shouldn’t…

Report
July 19, 2017
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Making the MTA Subway System Accessible to All New Yorkers

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City Transit (NYCT) operate the least accessible major subway system in the country for people who require stair-free access.