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March 22, 2021
Image for: Do Not Track: A Guide to Data Privacy For New Transit Fare Media Do Not Track: A Guide to Data Privacy For New Transit Fare Media

Transit agencies around the country are adopting a new generation of fare payment systems. Agencies including…

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October 15, 2020
Image for: A Transit Agenda for the COVID-19 Emergency A Transit Agenda for the COVID-19 Emergency

Drawing on interviews with public health experts and transit agency officials, as well as a survey of more than 2,000 residents in major American cities, this brief summarizes current epidemiological knowledge about COVID-19 and transit, and explores what city dwellers think about getting back on board. This research informs recommendations to make transit service safe, effective, and appealing.

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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.

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March 16, 2020
Image for: A Green New Deal for City and Suburban Transportation A Green New Deal for City and Suburban Transportation

A Green New Deal for City and Suburban Transportation lays out federal policy recommendations for reducing emissions from the transportation sector in cities and suburbs while making communities healthier, more equitable, and prosperous.

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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.

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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.

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February 11, 2019
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How to Win Back America’s Transit Riders

This report draws on results from focus groups and a survey of 1,700 transit riders in…

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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...

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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...