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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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May 19, 2022
How States and Regions Can Unlock Hundreds of Billions of Dollars for Transit

As the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act moves to state implementation, it's critical for advocates to create a vision for what transit should look like, and to share that vision with their elected leaders and staff at State DOTs.

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May 10, 2022
Monthly Fare-Capping is the Ticket to More Equitable Fare Policy in NYC

By analyzing subway swipe data, we found that adding a 30-day option to the MTA's fare-capping pilot would benefit the riders who need fare relief the most.

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April 26, 2022
“Who Rules Transit?” Chronicles the Gulf Between “Who Decides” and “Who Rides” at Transit Agencies

Our latest report reveals a yawning gap between the demographics of transit riders – primarily women and people of color – and leadership at transit agencies – primarily white men. 

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December 9, 2021
Better Ways for FTA to Measure Transit Equity

A revitalized approach to Title VI could require agencies to measure equitable transit access, create new ways to hold agencies accountable for discriminatory policing, and help agencies implement inclusive public participation.

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October 6, 2021
New Video: The Legacy of Racism in Transit — How We Got Here and What to Do About It

To eliminate racial disparities in transit, we have to understand the influences of white flight, segregation, and discrimination on the formation of modern American transit systems. Our new video examines how those historical factors continue to shape transit today.

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September 22, 2021
How Transit Agencies Can Change Their Practices to Deliver More Equitable Service

"Equity in Practice: A Guidebook for Transit Agencies" delves into how transit agencies must change internal structures and practices to deliver better results for the people with the most at stake in transit.

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August 25, 2021
Going Above and Beyond: Advice to USDOT on Measuring Transportation Equity

Transit agencies, advocates, and researchers have developed new measures that go above and beyond federal requirements to assess transportation equity. USDOT should support, advance, and popularize these methods.

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August 11, 2021
Getting Started With the Transit Equity Dashboard

The Transit Equity Dashboard is TransitCenter’s new tool that visualizes disparities in transit access across race, class, and other characteristics...

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