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April 1, 2019
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Federal transportation policy in the US has largely failed to produce useful transit. While the lion’s…

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February 19, 2019
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Does the workforce at your transit agency reflect its riders?

In addition to being service providers, transit agencies are major employers. But the demographics of transit…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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,…

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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.

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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,…