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November 30, 2020
“Transit Is the Future” Forums: Coming Soon to a City Near You

This week and next, public transit riders groups, transit agencies, and transit worker unions are holding “Transit Is the Future” Forums across the country.

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September 9, 2020
What Transit Agencies Get Wrong About Equity, and How to Get it Right

Transit equity goes far beyond quantitatively assessing how service is distributed, but that is the extent of most transit agencies’ equity work. This one-dimensional understanding has hampered the transit field from achieving equity — long before the tumult of 2020. 

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June 23, 2020
Five Recommendations for Better Bus Service to Power a Fair Recovery in NYC

In a new report, the Bus Turnaround Coalition calls on Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to advance an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis in New York City by making bus improvements a top priority.

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May 28, 2020
New Video: Responding to COVID-19 with Equitable Service Changes

Our latest video presents guidance for service allocation decisions to meet the needs of the millions of riders who continue to rely on transit throughout the crisis.

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May 13, 2020
How Twin Cities’ Metro Transit Set Up an Internal Framework for Equity and Inclusion

Metro Transit's Equity and Inclusion Department has operationalized equity in meaningful ways, creating paths for more diverse voices to contribute to important agency decisions.

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April 27, 2020
Rapid Adaptation to Rapid Change: An Interview With SFMTA’s Jeff Tumlin

SFMTA has developed one of the most agile and forward-thinking responses to COVID-19 among U.S. transit agencies.

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April 16, 2020
Tailoring Transit Service for Essential Workers Is a Matter of Racial Justice

Black people account for a high share of essential workers who typically commute on transit (29%) relative to non-essential transit commuters (19%). White people, meanwhile, comprise a smaller share of essential transit commuters (33%) than non-essential transit commuters (42%).

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February 12, 2020
Should Transit Be Free? Part Two

Why not go fareless while also working to improve service? The reason is that the household costs imposed by the absence of good transit service stand out as the much more pressing problem to address. Transit in most U.S. cities is so infrequent and unreliable that major service improvements must be priority number one.

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September 19, 2019
Women Changing Transportation: Carolyn Vera

Carolyn Vera is transportation planner at Fehr & Peers, and a member of our inaugural Women Changing Transportation class.

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