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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


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.

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

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.

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,…

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…

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.

Transit Tool
July 1, 2017
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A collaborative planning effort to decide where today’s bus service should go, starting from a clean slate.

An increasing number of transit agencies around the country are completely overhauling their entire bus networks.

Transit Tool
May 1, 2017
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Key ingredients to transit ridership (Hint: It’s not about the mode!)

More cities than ever are interested in bigger and better transit systems and in most cases…

Transit Tool
January 1, 2017
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A Troubling Discourse

Leon Drolet of the Michigan Taxpayers Alliance recently warned voters in Detroit that investing in buses…