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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
"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.
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.Read More