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September 30, 2020
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Millions of people across the country are at risk of losing access to good transit as the COVID pandemic grinds on and imposes an unprecedented fiscal crisis on the nation’s transit agencies. Without more emergency aid, transit leaders in cities like New York and Denver are warning of 40% service cuts. What would cuts of this magnitude mean for riders? To find out, TransitCenter and the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) estimated the effect of service cuts in 10 regions - Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Miami, Cincinnati, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Los Angeles.

September 30, 2019
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How Transit Agencies Can Set Fare Policy Based on Strategic Goals

Agencies with strategic fare policies produce a better experience for riders, making transit more affordable, accessible, and convenient to use.

July 3, 2019
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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.

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…

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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.

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.

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…

February 28, 2017
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Make the Most of Your Infrastructure

As neighborhoods grow, it becomes essential for the city to optimize its limited street space, moving more people and accommodating...

February 28, 2017
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Alliances That Get Results

Most successful transportation changes happen with the support of allies outside of government, like grassroots groups, civic leaders, and businesses...