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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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August 12, 2022
What’s Going on With Transit Service at the Seven Highest Ridership U.S. Cities? SF Edition

As of March 2022, SFMTA was operating 88% of pre-pandemic service and added back even more service in July.

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April 27, 2022
How Much Service did the Largest Transit Agencies Run in 2021?

In this post, we’re drilling down into 2021 service levels across mode in the seven highest ridership cities to see the choices agencies are making about how to allocate service, as well as to gauge the impact operator shortages are having. 

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February 4, 2022
Invest in Transit Equity, Invest in Transit Workers

The national transit operator and maintenance worker shortage is nothing less than an emergency, resulting in cuts to transit service affecting millions of riders.

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July 8, 2021
Three Challenges Facing Transit Agencies Emerging From the Pandemic  

What comes next as transit agencies strive to bring service back and deliver what riders need in 2021 and beyond? In a series of posts based on interviews with transit agency staff, TransitCenter will outline the challenges and opportunities facing the transit industry as it recovers from the pandemic.

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June 17, 2021
Introducing the Transit Equity Dashboard

The Transit Equity Dashboard is a first-of-its-kind tool which measures how well transit networks in six U.S. cities connect people who’ve been marginalized by segregation and discrimination to the jobs, services, and amenities they need to thrive

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March 22, 2021
How Los Angeles Advocates Built Power and Won a Major Victory for Transit Riders

On January 28th, the LA Metro board voted to fully restore bus service by the start of the new fiscal year in July. This win was the result of a concerted effort by transit advocates, grassroots organizers, and local residents working in coalition to center the voices of bus riders and gain political power at the LA Metro Board.

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February 25, 2021
How Much Service Are Transit Agencies Running During the Pandemic?

The pandemic brought about sudden and severe cutbacks in service last spring. Nearly all transit agencies have restored some service since then, but a TransitCenter analysis shows wide variation.

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February 9, 2021
States Are Biased Toward Road Spending. Baltimore Advocates Are Out to Change That.

A new coalition of environmental, labor, and business leaders is working with elected officials in Baltimore to pass the Transit Safety and Investment Act, a bill currently moving through the Maryland state legislature. The bill would require the Maryland Department of Transportation, which oversees the Maryland MTA, to spend millions more annually on MTA maintenance and operations over the next five years

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