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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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December 3, 2020
The Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped These Agencies From Moving Ahead with Affordable Housing Development

Despite the upheaval brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sound Transit and LA Metro are moving ahead with affordable housing commitments, and are on track to make thousands of homes priced below the market rate available over the next several years.  

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October 26, 2020
Los Angeles Bus Riders Speak Out Against Metro’s Bus Service Cuts

Before COVID-19 struck, LA Metro seemed to be turning a corner on bus service with the ambitious network redesign known as NextGen. But the new budget plan signals a return to the days when Metro regularly overlooked the bus riders who make the vast majority of trips on its services.

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April 23, 2020
CARES Act Funding Will Last Half as Long for Large U.S. Transit Regions Compared to Other Areas

For the ten U.S. regions with the most transit ridership, we estimate that CARES Act funds will cover agency shortfalls for an average of 5.4 to 8.3 months. For agencies in the rest of the country, CARES Act transit funds will last 12.6 to 20.8 months, on average.

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December 12, 2019
Bus Lane in Bloom: Flower Street and the Urgency of Speeding Up LA Bus Service

Over the summer, LA transit riders caught a glimpse of what a more urgent approach to prioritizing bus service can do.

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April 25, 2019
There’s a Reason Transit Ridership is Rising in These 7 Cities

The 2018 ridership numbers for American transit agencies are in.

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February 27, 2019
There’s a Reason Transit Ridership is Rising in These 7 Cities

The 2018 ridership numbers for American transit agencies are in.

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March 27, 2018
The Universe of Transit Safety

Riding transit is dramatically safer than driving – you’re 60 times less likely to die when riding a bus than in a private vehicle, 30 times less likely on light rail.

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February 24, 2018
Affordable Housing: The Next Frontier for Transit?

In growing recognition that the benefits of transit access often don’t accrue to low-income riders, two agencies are testing strategies to encourage affordable development near transit.

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