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August 31, 2022
A Transit Revolution in Philadelphia?

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has been working throughout the pandemic on several system-wide planning initiatives that have the potential to transform transit service in and around the city of Philadelphia.  

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May 25, 2022
Chicago is Long Overdue for “Better Streets for Buses”

In April, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced the first effort in years to significantly improve the plight of the city's buses. Time is already running out on this rare opportunity.

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March 31, 2022
Towards a Seamless Bay Area

Thanks to years of persistent advocacy from Seamless Bay Area, the dream of transit integration is within reach.

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April 26, 2021
Boston’s First Step Toward Regional Rail Reform: Off-Peak Trains Every Hour

On April 5, the MBTA changed commuter rail schedules to better accommodate travel outside the morning and evening rush. The change is a small but significant step on the path toward full regional rail reform.

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April 7, 2021
How Long Until Atlanta Transit Riders Get More MARTA?

Four years after the More MARTA referendum, what improvements are now tangible for Atlanta transit riders, and what can riders expect to see in the next four?

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December 17, 2020
And the 2020 Frequency Awards Go To…

On December 17th, TransitCenter held a ceremony recognizing this year’s Frequency Award winners. Here’s a list of the honorees, and a bit about why their work was so important: 

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September 17, 2020
Pick Up the Tempo: Lessons From Oakland’s 20-Year BRT Saga

American cities and transit agencies should review lengthy BRT projects with a critical eye, assess what went wrong, and adjust strategies in order to deliver better transit service without making riders wait year after year before they see the benefits.

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August 31, 2020
Responding to Calls for Police Reform, LA Metro Commits to a New Community-Based Approach to Safety

In June, LA Metro’s Board voted to approve a package of reforms to address how the agency conducts policing, emphasizing the need for a community-based approach to security and law enforcement. 

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December 17, 2019
Transit Advocacy for the Win

TransitCenter's new report -- “Winning Transit” -- pulls together the experience of advocates throughout the country in a guide to running successful transit campaigns. We hope it will be a valuable resource for anyone involved in transit advocacy, whether they’re just starting out or already have some wins under their belt.

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