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January 17, 2019
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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…

December 17, 2018
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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
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Expanded Service, Flexible Fares and Welcoming Infrastructure

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

October 9, 2018
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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
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3 arguments against AV hucksterism

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

July 13, 2018
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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
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Adding Service, Service Adjustments and Operating Innovations

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

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,…

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.